Anxiety as Suspected Gunmen Abduct Prominent PDP Chieftain

Anxiety as Suspected Gunmen Abduct Prominent PDP Chieftain

  • The whereabouts of a PDP chieftain and leader in Edo state, Owere Dickson Imasogie, is currently unknown
  • Imasogie was forcefully taken along Agbor with his driver in the early hours of Monday, September 13
  • The Edo state police command is yet to confirm or make any statement on the incident at the time of filing this report

Edo - Unknown gunmen have abducted a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Owere Dickson Imasogie.

The Sun reports that Imasogie was seized by suspected kidnappers alongside his driver around 7 am on Monday, September 13.

Edo state governor
A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has been kidnapped by gunmen. Photo credit: @godwinobasekiofficial
Source: Facebook

A source close to the family, confirming the incident, said the leader of the PDP in Edo South senatorial district was kidnapped on his way to his farm around Obada area in Uhunmwonde local government area.

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Edo State Decide Movement, in a statement, called on the state governor, Godwin Obaseki to rescue the old man.

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In another report by P.M News, another unidentified person was said to have been abducted alongside Imasogie and his driver.

At the time of filing this report, the state police was yet to make any statement regarding the incident.

Suspected kidnappers kill Plateau PDP chieftain

Earlier, fear gripped the people of Fobur District, Jos East local government area of Plateau state following the murder of a PDP candidate vying for councillor.

The PDP chieftain and another lady were said to have been killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers who invaded the community on Thursday night, June 24.

The killing was confirmed on Friday, June 25, by the senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang in a statement by his special assistant on media on protocol, Musa Ashoms.

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Meanwhile, Ikama Kato, the suspended youth leader of the PDP in Adamawa state has been remanded in prison for insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and SGF Boss Mustapha on Facebook.

Kato hails from the same council with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; the Hong local government area of Adamawa state.

The suspended PDP youth leader was said to have taken to his Facebook page to condemn the insecurity in the area following recent attacks by suspected Boko Haram members.


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