Gunmen abduct Edo PDP member, demand N20m ransom

GUNMEN suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Edo State, Mr. Ugbo Iyiriaro.

The incident occurred on Wednesday along Benin-Abraka Road, between Ugo and Ugboko communities, in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.

It was gathered that the victim left Benin on Tuesday to attend to some urgent personal matters, before the journey was aborted half way.

A source pleaded anonymity, said that the victim was driving to his community Umoghunokhua, with plan of returning to Benin soonest.

“It was further gathered that the kidnappers had already established contact with members of the family of the victim and had demanded for N20m,” the source disclosed.

At press time, effort to get reaction from the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Kontongs Bello, was unsuccessful.

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