A lecturer and four others have been abducted in Edo state.
9Janewshub.com.ng gathered that Prof. M. A. Izibili of the department of Philosophy, Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma was on Saturday night kidnapped with his wife and 4 others along Ubiaja – Ewatto road in Edo State.
Reports have it that Izibili was returning to Ekpoma with his wife and the four other persons from a ceremony when they were intercepted by unknown gunmen arround Ella river near Ewatto in Esan South East local government area of the state.
It was gathered that soon after the gunmen took them into the bush, they released Izibili’s wife and asked her to go home and get ready to mobilise the ransom they would demand later.
It was also learned that the authorities of AAU, Ekpoma was already aware of the professor of philisophy’s Saturday abduction and have reported the incident the police at Ubiaja police division.
When contacted, the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Bello Kontong said he was yet to be informed of the incident, but the head of Esan Vigilante Group, Joe Odiase while confirming the story said on receiving the information, his team immediately moved into the bush and have been combing the entire area but yet to get a clue to their whereabout.
*Source: Daily INDEPENDENT.