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JUST IN: Gunmen kidnap ex-Edo lawmaker

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Suspected gunmen have kidnapped a former Edo State House of Assembly member, Festus Edughele, in Ubiaja while on his way from Orhionmwon to Benin City, the state capital.

Edughele was said to be travelling to Benin to board a plane to Abuja when he was abducted by the gunmen who took him into the bush.

According to PUNCH, a former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Festus Ebea, who confirmed the incident, said Edughele intended to board the now-suspended train service from Ubiaja to Abuja.

Ebea 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,” he added.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that suspected herdsmen on Saturday evening kidnapped 32 passengers waiting to board a train from the Igueben station in the Igueben Local Government Area of the state to Warri in Delta State.

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