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80-year-old ex-police DPO, wife, 1 other person kidnapped in Edo

Godwin Obaseki


Some suspected herdsmen on Monday in Edo State, kidnapped a retired Superintendent of Police and former Divisional Police Officer of Igarra Police Station, Chief James Omafuaire, his wife and one other person.

They were reportedly abducted at the retired 80-year-old policeman’s quarry in Ikpeshi, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.
The other person abducted with Chief Omafuaire, who is elder brother of Vanguard Newspaper Senior Photojournalist, Akpokona Omafuaire, was said to be a customer, who had arrived at the site to buy stones.
 Chief James Omafuaire
The kidnappers were said to have collected the sum of N200,000 from the customers before abducting him.
According to Christy Omafuaire Atie: “My father was supervising his workers at his quarry site in Ikpeshi near Auchi when the herdsmen with guns kidnapped him, his wife and a customer.
“They collected N200,000 from the customer and released his wife.
“They have not contacted us. We call on the Edo State Governor to do everything to release my father. We beg the kidnappers to release him unhurt.”
Spokesman for the Edo State police command, DSP Moses Nkombe, said he as not been briefed about the matter.
He however promised to get back to our correspondent.

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