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Gunmen Abduct Former Edo Lawmaker Edughele

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January 09, (THEWILL) – A former member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Festus Edughele, has been abducted by gunmen.

The incident came barely 72 hours after 31 travellers waiting to board a train from the Ekehen station, in Igueben Local Government Area of the state to Warri, in Delta State, were kidnapped by suspected herdsmen on Saturday evening.

Edughelewas kidnapped on Monday morning, by suspected gunmen in Ubiaja while on his way from Orhionmwon to Benin City, the state capital.

A former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Festus Ebea, who confirmed the incident, said, “He was kidnapped this morning in Ubiaja on his way from Orhionmwon to Benin.

“He had intended to take the train for Ubiaja but he could not do so since the train services had been suspended.

“The family is aware of his kidnap, the police division in that area has been informed and we hope action will be taken to rescue him.”