BREAKING: Gunmen Abduct Popular Rivers State Politician Days To Elections


By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

Naijablitznews reports that some unknown armed men on Tuesday morning kidnapped Chukwudi Ogbonna, the Accord Party candidate for the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Area Constituency in the
House of Assembly

This online news platform understands that the kidnapping of the popular Rivers State Politician is coming barely four days to the State House of Assembly which is fixed for the March 18 election.

It was learned that Mr Ogbonna was while driving in his car at Rumuigbo, near Port Harcourt on Monday night when the forced him to stop and whisked him away with his car.

This was confirmed to PUNCH by his brother, Ifeaka Nwakiri, saying “They took him with his Mercedes car. We have reported the matter at the Kala Police station.”

Meanwhile, Newsone reports the security agencies during the build-up to the 2023 general elections, had expressed concern about likely violence in Rivers and other places where offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were attacked by hoodlums

INEC offices in Osun, Ogun and Enugu have been attacked in recent times, forcing police and other security agencies to increase security surveillance around its offices across the states.

Political thugs have also attacked or disrupted rallies of opposing parties in states like Zamfara leading to fears that security personnel would be overstretched during the elections.

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