Suspected Fulani Herders Kidnap Two In Edo


Kidnappers suspected to be criminal Fulani Herdsmen have kidnapped one Mr. Benard Omafuaire, son of a former , Chief James Omafuaire, and another on their way from Ugbokuli village to Ekiadolor in Ovia North East Local Area of State.

The incident was said to have happened Thursday afternoon.

The kidnappers said to be about five in number and armed with guns were said to have laid ambush for the vehicle which was carrying palm produce.

The driver was said to have luckily escaped into the bush.

of the one of the victims, Omafuaire disclosed late Thursday that: “The incident happened in the afternoon. I have a palm tree farm in that area and my son went there to harvest the ripe kernels.

“He loaded the harvested palms into the truck while he entered a motor bike riding behind the truck.

“The driver sighted the armed men ahead of him and he jumped out of the truck and ran into the bush. My son and the bike rider were not aware of what was happening ahead and they ran into the kidnappers who took them away.

“I have been trying my son's line, it is not going through and nobody has contacted me. I called the control room, they said I should make a formal report at Ekiadolor police station.

As I speak to you, my daughter in-law is making official report there now. I pray and hope that they should not be hurt.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor said he was expecting detailed briefing from the men in the area.

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