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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Edo PDP Chairman



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The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo State chapter, Tony Aziegbemi, has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen, News About Nigeria reports.

According to reports, Aziegbemi was abducted along Idaro Street, off Country Home Road in Benin, Edo State, on Friday night at about 11 pm.

Narrating how his boss was kidnapped, the driver of the Edo PDP Chairman said they left a meeting at the Government House and were going home in his vehicle when his boss was kidnapped.

The driver also explained that the kidnappers abducted Aziegbemi at gunpoint.

“When we left the government house heading home at about 11 pm, I noticed a car trailing us so I decided to take another diversion. We never knew they were kidnappers.

“A few minutes later, the same cars appeared behind us at a speed breaker and blocked our car in the front and also behind as they prevented us from going back. Immediately the gunmen pointed guns at us and ordered our chairman to enter their car and took him away, while also driving his jeep with him.”

The gunmen were, however, reported to have abandoned Aziegbemi’s car along Sapele Road and taken him away in their cars.

Also confirming his abduction, the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, noted that investigations are ongoing in order to ensure that Aziegbemi is rescued unhurt.

He also revealed that the case is in the jurisdiction of the New Etete Police Division, also known as Godwin Abbe Police Station, which is where it happened.