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Kidnappers abduct Edo House member

BENIN CITY — Edo Sate House of Assembly, yesterday, suspended sitting following the abduction of the member representing Esan Central Local Government Area of the state, Mr Victor Edoror, by gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers.

The Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Uyi Igbe, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, yesterday, in Benin City, saidEdoror was kidnapped in Irrua, the administrative headquarters of Esan council on Sunday in company of his driver.
Vanguard observed fear on the faces of the lawmakers, including the Speaker, when they stormed the state Government House, yesterday, apparently to brief Governor Adams Oshiomhole on the situation.

Vanguard observed that security had been beefed up at the legislative quarters in GRA, Benin City.

Igbe explained that the lawmakers were informed of the suspected kidnap by the wife of the victim, saying that no contact had been made between the abductors and the family.

House suspends plenary

He said the House had suspended sittings till further notice in protest over their kidnapped colleague, who is considered as a vibrant member of the House.

Vanguard learnt that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmaker was on his way to a meeting in his constituency when the armed men struck.

Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ejiroro Awahra, said the police were investigating the matter.


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