Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Edo Lawmaker
By Our Reporter
Ex-Edo lawmaker has been kidnapped by yet to be identified gunmen.
Naijanewshub.com.ng gathered that Hon. Festus Edughele, former Edo State House of Assembly member, was kidnapped in the early hours of Monday by suspected gunmen at Ugo in Orhionmwon local government area on his way from Ubiaja, headquarters of Esan South East local government area to Benin City, the state capital.
The incident occured less than 72 hours 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 suspected herdsmen on Saturday night.
Edughele was said to be travelling to Benin to board a plane to Abuja when he was abducted by the gunmen who took him into the bush.
A former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Festus Ebea, who confirmed the incident, said his former colleague intended to board the now suspended train service from Ubiaja to Abuja.
According to Ebea, “ Edughele was kidnapped this morning at Ugo in Orhionmwon on his way from Ubiaja to Benin. He had intended to take the train from Ubiaja but he could not do so since the train services had been suspended and decided to return to Benin to take flight to Abuja.
“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,” he added.