- A Delta state local government councillor who was shot by some herdsmen suspected to be kidnappers is dead
- Honourable Jude Adjekpogu died on Thursday, December 16, at a private hospital where he was receiving treatment for the gunshot injuries
- The councillor died days after he was shot in his stomach by the suspected kidnappers on Saturday, December 4
The councillor representing ward 5 in Ethiope East local government area of Delta state, Honourable Jude Adjekpogu, is dead.
The Punch reports that Adjekpogu died on Thursday, December 16, a few days after he was shot by some suspected herdsmen.
Recall that Adjekpogu was said to have been shot by some suspected herdsmen on Saturday, December 4, 2021, while he was returning from a function.
Since the incident, the councillor had been at the hospital battling for his life following the injuries he sustained from the attack.
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Sources said that the herdsmen suspected to be kidnappers had blocked the Eku-Abraka road at about 5:30 pm on Saturday, December 4.
According to the source, the kidnappers fired shots into the councillor’s car, of which the bullets hit his abdomen.
Some residents of the area have also called on the local government council and the state government to ensure that the growing criminal attacks in the area are curbed.
Security operatives disperse residents protesting banditry, kidnapping
The protesters had hit the streets in the city of Katsina over the spate of killings, banditry and kidnapping in the state.
Led by Bishir Daudu, the national president of Voice of the Masses, the protesters called for an end to bloodshed in the state.
Tragedy in Abia as gunmen attack police headquarters, kill 1 officer
The inspector was said to have been killed when the gunmen invaded the Abia state police headquarters where he was on guard duty.
The incident is said to have instilled fear in the minds of most residents of the area since the attack on Monday, December 13.