Tension as Gunmen Kidnap Suspended Benue Female LG Chair, Driver

Tension as Gunmen Kidnap Suspended Benue Female LG Chair, Driver

  • Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have struck in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State
  • The armed reportedly abducted a suspended LG chairperson, Mrs Amina Audu, and her driver on Monday, November 13
  • It was gathered that Audu and her driver were ambushed and kidnapped at Tyolaha Ahume along Naka/Makurdi Road

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Benue state - The suspended Chairman of Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State, Mrs Amina Audu, and her driver have been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen.

According to The Punch, an eyewitness said gunmen ambushed Audu and her driver at Tyolaha Ahume along Naka/Makurdi Road on Monday, November 13.

Gunmen kidnap suspended Benue female LG chair, driver
Suspended Benue Female LG Chairperson and driver kidnapped Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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The gunmen shot at the moving car which forced the car to a halt and instantly whisked them away.

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According to The Sun, a local, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said:

“The incident happened this morning close to Tyolaha Ahume village along Naka/Makurdi Road when gunmen ambushed a moving car and shot at it until it stopped.
“Immediately, the gunmen swooped on a woman and the driver and ran into the bush,”
The suspended chairman of Ado Local Government, James Oche, who confirmed the incident, said:
“It is true. I learnt she was kidnapped alongside her driver and they (kidnappers) are yet to make contact with anyone.”

Gunmen abduct lawmaker’s wife, children in Kwara

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the wife and two children of Hon Lawal Ayanshola Soliu, representing Ipaiye/Malete/Olooru of Moro Local Government in the Kwara State House of Assembly, were kidnapped by gunmen.

The armed men stormed the residence of the lawmaker around 1 a.m. on Monday, October 16.

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A community leader in Shao said the invaders shot sporadically before whisking the victims away into the nearby bush.

Gunmen invade El-Rufai estate Abuja, abduct resident

Residents of the Kuchiko Resettlement Development Area (KRDA) located in Bwari raised an alarm over rising cases of kidnapping within the area.

This followed the latest incident in the early hours of Saturday, September 2, in the Area, popularly known as El-Rufai Estate. The victim, Chinedu, was whisked away from his house within the estate.

1 killed as gunmen attack Abuja community

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that gunmen on Tuesday night, December 6, 2022, attacked a residence close to the hill in the Wuse Zone 5 area of Abuja.

The gunmen reportedly shot two and killed one while several others missing as the gunmen escaped through the hills. An eyewitness was quoted as saying that the gunmen shot sporadically at Amilomania Street and later moved to Toyin Street.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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