Panic as Gunmen Kidnap APC Caretaker Chairman in Rivers State
- A case of kidnapping has reportedly occurred in Khana local government area of Rivers state
- The victim of the crime is Hyacinth Nwiye, a caretaker committee chairman of the APC
- The party has condemned the kidnap of its chieftain
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Suspected kidnappers have abducted Hyacinth Nwiye who serves as the All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker committee chairman in Khana local government area of Rivers state.
The spokesperson for the party, Ogbonna Nwuke, disclosed that Nwiye was abducted on Sunday night, April 4, from his residence in the Khana area, PM News reported.
“The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State was snatched on Sunday from his home by unknown persons.
“We have been briefed that he was taken into captivity at a time when well-meaning people were celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, the Son of God.''
The party demanded the unconditional release of its chieftain.
According to The Nation, the APC blamed Nwiye's abduction on the inability of the Rivers state government to guarantee appropriate security protection at the grassroots.
The party called on security agencies in the state to do everything necessary to rescue their kidnapped member.
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In another news, unknown gunmen have opened fire on Olorogun Ovoke Oshasha, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Ughelli Town, in Delta state.
Vanguard reported that the politician was reportedly driving when the attackers who drove in a Highlander SUV opened fire on him on Saturday, April 3.
A source told the publication that Oshasha sustained gunshot injuries on his chest, and was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, a suspected bandit has been killed by the Zamfara police command. The eliminated suspected was said to be the leader of a criminal group in the state.
He was killed during a patrol by officers attached to operation Puff Adder II. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Mohammed Shehu, spokesman of the state police command.