Edo PDP CHAIRMAN’s ABDUCTION LEAVES FAMILY, PARTY IN LIMBO; as kidnapers are yet to contact family, party
 Two days after the kidnapping of the Edo State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), no contact has been made with the family or the party. The chairman was abducted, March 16th  in a shocking incident that has left the community reeling..

Authorities are still searching for the kidnappers and have not yet received any ransom demands. The lack of contact has raised concerns that the kidnappers may have other motives than financial gain.

As at the time of filing this report, a family friend said, “As of now, there has not been any contact and I just spoke to my boss who I know will also have needed information, he said that they have not been contacted. The family members are as worried as every one of us because they did not also go with his phone, it is with his driver.”

Meanwhile condemnations have continued to trail the kidnap with the state government saying it was on top of the issue and was “working closely with security agencies to ensure his safe release and return to his family.

A statement by the publicity secretary of the LP, Comrade Sam Uroupa, attributed the ugly development to lack of good security network in the state.

The statement said, “In spite of the acclaimed security network and alleged empowerment of vigilante boys only used for thuggery and intimidation of voters during election, lives and properties in the state are not safe.

“That the state chairman of the ruling party in the state is kidnapped in such manner is an attestation that Edo State is seriously lacking in the area of security and government that ought to protect the lives and properties of her citizenry. It seems not doing enough to curtail criminal activities in the state.

“This kidnap is one kidnap too many in the state which signposts an overt reminder and wakeup call on Governor Obaseki-led administration in the state that all is not well, in terms of securing the state which is the primary responsibility of government.

Also, when contacted, the state police public relations officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said there is no development yet after the police deployed its tactical team to investigate the matter.

The Edo state government reassures that it is committed to protecting the lives and property of Edo residents and will spare no resources in ensuring that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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