- Some gunmen have kidnapped the chairman of the Warri North LGA, Aduge Okorodudu
- Okorodudu was abducted by the criminals on Saturday, August 8
- During the attack, the PDP chieftain's driver was shot by the armed gang
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The chairman of the Warri North local government area of Delta state, Aduge Okorodudu, was on Saturday, August 8, kidnapped by some gunmen and taken to an unknown location.
Before kidnapping Okorodudu, the criminals also shot his drive along the Mbiaku road in Warri, AIT reports.
The tragic development was announced by Mohammad Garba, the assistant commissioner of police in charge of Warri area command.
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Garba assured journalists that the police are doing their utmost to locate the council chairman's whereabouts and secure his release.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a former senator in Taraba state, Zik Sunday, had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The former lawmaker was kidnapped in his village on Saturday, July 11. Daily Trust reports that a source stated that the gunmen forced their way into Senator Sunday’s house and took him away to an unknown location.
Sunday is a big farmer in the area and probably the criminals abducted him because of his farming activities, a source reportedly said.
Legit.ng gathered that the abductors have not yet contacted the family of the victim.
Similarly, the chief imam of Taraba Police Command, Mallam Mustapha Nuhu, has also been abducted.
Gunmen numbering 10, broke into the residence of Nuhu at Nana Aisha quarters midnight and abducted him.
The cleric, a police officer serving with the Taraba state police command, reportedly preached against increasing rates of crimes, especially kidnapping in the state during a Jummat sermon on Friday, July 10.
The abductors of the cleric are also yet to make contact with his family. The spokesperson of Taraba police command, DSP David Misal, confirmed the abduction of Senator Sunday, adding that efforts were being made to rescue him.
Also, unknown gunmen had kidnapped the daughter of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Gimba Salihu Bako.
Bako's daughter, Hasiya Gimba, was said to have been abducted by armed men suspected to be kidnappers in Chiji community in Abaji area council of the FCT.
The incident was confirmed by Alhaji Gimba, who was a chairmanship aspirant during the last area council election.
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Source: Legit Nigeria