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Just In: Edo LG APC Chairman, Three Others Kidnapped



Barely one month after armed robbers raided banks in Igarra leading to the death of ten persons, the Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State, All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Henry Ashofor and an aide in his car have been reportedly kidnapped near Aiyetoro along the Igarra Ibillo dilapidated road.

It was gathered that the incident happened about 5 pm shortly after he and other top politicians from the area attended a burial ceremony in Igarra, the headquarters of the local government area.

“We were together at the party with several other political leaders and he left us and his followers to go back to Ibillo.

“We were shocked when we were told that he has been kidnapped. They were taken at gun point led into the bush.” a party chieftain said.

At the time of sending the report police is yet to make an official statement but security personnel attached to the Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki Taiwo Akerele who immediately mobilised to the area arrested a suspect believed to be an informant and is currently with the police in Igarra.

The APC ward 3 chairman in the area, Arnold Shadrach was just released yesterday after he was reportedly kidnapped few days ago.