Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Niger Delta militants abduct 4 Itsekiri leaders


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Delta Police Command has confirmed the abduction of four Itsekiri leaders and some officials of Elcrest, an indigenous firm, by suspected militants in Delta.

The command’s spokesman, Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the abduction to the News Agency of Nigeria  in Warri, Delta, on Friday.

“The police backed by the military are on the trail of the hoodlums,” Aniamaka said.

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Abubakar Abdullahi, the coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre of Operations Delta Safe, OPDS, also said that OPDS was on top of the situation.

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A reliable source in Warri said that the victims were kidnapped in a community in Benin River in Warri North Local Government Area at 5:00p.m. on Tuesday.

The source said that the victims were returning to Warri from Ureju Community when they were abducted.

“The community leaders had gone to show the officials of Elcrest, a location for the firm’s proposed free medical outreach.

“The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N36 million from the company and also requesting their inclusion in the company’s payroll,” the source said.

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