- Gunmen have reportedly abducted Waziri Edokpa, a local government chairman in Edo state
- The local government chairman was abducted along the Benin-Abuja Highway
- The unknown gunmen reportedly opened fire on the motorcycle and killed the rider
A report by PM News indicates that the chairman of Esan Central local government area of Edo state, Waziri Edokpa has been reportedly kidnapped.
Edokpa, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, was abducted along the Benin-Abuja Highway early hours on Friday, November 20.
Shortly after the local government chairman was kidnapped, passengers of a popular Benin-based transport company travelling to Abuja were also abducted by gunmen. The bus driver was reportedly killed.
The whereabouts of all the kidnapped victims remain unknown as of the time of filing this report.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some unknown gunmen have kidnapped a lecturer, two children and shot one person after invading the staff quarters of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria on Saturday, November 14.
The victim of the gunshot wound is receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital.
The incident which has been confirmed by the police command in Kaduna state reportedly happened around 10 pm.
In a related development, suspected bandits who kidnapped six senior police officers, Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) in Katsina state are demanding N100m ransom for their release.
The abducted ASPs were among the nine who were just promoted to their current rank. The officers were attached to the Mobile Police Squadron 6, Maiduguri, Borno state.
The police officers were recently demobilised from the riot unit and eight of them were on their way to the Zamfara state police command on a transfer when they were ambushed in the Dogondaji area of Katsina state and taken into the forest.
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