Gunmen Kidnap Edo Local Govt Chairman


Prof. Waziri Edokpa, the Chairman of Esan Central Local Government Council of Edo State, Edo Central Senatorial district, was on Friday abducted along the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi Road in Edo.

Bibian Anekwe News reports that the whereabouts of the kidnapped council chairman remained unknown as at press time.

It was gathered that council chairmen of the four other local government councils in Edo Central Senatorial District later met with the state’s Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo.

The chairmen met with the police boss to strategize on how to secure the immediate release unhurt of their colleague.

This online news platform reports that the rising insecurity in Edo state’s eighteen local government areas was reportedly caused by the October 19 looting and razing of seven police stations in the state, with the hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests carting away large cache of arms and ammunition.

According to reports, most of the fleeing 1,993 inmates of the attacked Maximum Correctional Centre (White House) on Sapele Road and Oko Medium Correctional Centre on Airport Road, both in Benin, are back to crime, especially kidnapping and armed robbery.


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