Gunmen on Monday morning Kidnapped a former Edo State House of Assembly member, Festus Edughele.
Edughele was kidnapped in Ubiaja while on his way from Orhionmwon to Benin City, the state capital.
Edughele was said to be travelling to Benin we’re he was to board a plane to Abuja when the gunmen abducted him.
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The kidnap is coming 3 days after 32 passengers waiting to board a train from the Igueben station in the Igueben Local Government Area of the state to Warri in Delta State were kidnapped by gunmen.
Confirming the incident, a former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Festus Ebea, said his former colleague intended to board the now suspended train service from Ubiaja to Abuja.
“He was kidnapped this morning in Ubiaja on his way from Orhionmwon to Benin. He had intended to take the train for Ubiaja but he could not do so since the train services had been suspended.
“The family is aware of his kidnap, the police division in that area has been informed and we hope action will be taken to rescue him.”
The Edo Police Command was yet to confirm the incident as of press time.
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