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Kidnappers On Rampage In Edo, Abduct Customary Court President

Abductors on Benin-Owo Expressway

January 09, (THEWILL) – Barely 72 hours after gunmen attacked a Train station in Edo state and abducted 31 travellers, the President of Igueben Area Customary Court, Mrs Precious Aigbonoga, has been abducted.

Earlier on Monday, THEWILL reported a former member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Festus Edughele, was abducted on Monday, by gunmen in Ubiaja, while on his way from Orhionmwon to Benin City, the state capital.

A statement by the Nigeria Bar Association Publicity Secretary, Festus Usiobaifo, said Aigbonoga was kidnapped on Monday morning in Ugoneki, on her way to court in Igueben.

The statement said the NBA was working closely with the Edo State Police Command to ensure Aigbonoga regained her freedom from the kidnappers.

“The President of Igueben Area Customary Court, Mrs Precious Aigbonoga, was kidnapped on Monday morning around Ugoneki area, on her way to court in Igueben Local Government Area, Edo State.

“She is the wife of our colleague, Mr Afebu Aigbonoga, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Etsako West Constituency 1.

“The Chairman of the Lion Bar, Chief Nosa Edo-Osagie, is deeply saddened by this news and condemns, in strong terms, the worrisome insensitivity of these bandits in kidnapping Mrs Precious Aigbonoga; an easygoing, gentle, and hardworking judicial officer.

“The executive of the NBA is in close touch with the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara. By the grace of God Almighty, His Honour shall be rescued unhurt, and the bandits brought to book, Amen.

“Let us keep His Honour in our prayers, please”, the statement read.