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Panic as gunmen abduct Delta Governor's aide

19 December 2016, 16:27

Delta -  There is panic at Olomoro in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State over the circumstances surrounding the abduction of a Special Assistant (SA) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Community Development, Chief Avura Awheme, by some gunmen, Nation reports.

Awheme, who is said to be interested in the chairmanship seat of the local government in the next council poll, was reported abducted by gunmen over a week ago while returning from a trip on a property matter.

It was learnt that the abductors had been paid N5 million ransom since last Wednesday.

A community source said the abductors asked for N30 million, but the victim’s family managed to reduce it to N5 million according to Naij.

Despite the payment, the abductors have not released Awheme and his family heard from them at the time of filing this report last night.

- News 24


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