Rivers Council Chair Kidnapped

nigeria-police-logoThe problem of insecurity in Rivers State came to the fore on Saturday as the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state, Cassidy Ikegbudu, was abducted by unknown gunmen.

Mr. Ikegbudu was kidnapped earlier today, the state police spokesperson, Ahmad Muhammad, confirmed.

Details later…

***UPDATE***

Muhammad said the police had received report of the abduction of the council chairman and “the command is aware of the incident involving the caretaker committee chairman”.

“Action has been put in place to rescue him safely’’, he said.

All Progressives Congress House of Assembly candidate for Ahoada East Constituency 1, Mr Eric Apia, told NAN that armed men abducted Ikegbudu from his village, Yiboko, early on Saturday.

“Reports received from his family said there was an exchange of fire between security personnel attached to the chairman and the armed men.

“The armed men later took the chairman away, dragged him to a nearby river and went away in a speed boat’’, Apia said.

Apia said Ahoada East was supposed to have a re-run for the House of Assembly and that shooting began last night.


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