Cross River: YPP deputy governorship candidate, 3 others abducted



By Ehigimetor Igbaugba

The deputy governorship candidate of the Young Peoples Party (YPP), for Cross River, Mr Agbor Onyi, an Assistant Superintendent of Nigeria Immigration Service, Imojara Imojara and two others have been abducted by some yet to be identified gunmen while traveling along the Calabar-Ogoja highway of the state.

They were traveling to Northern Cross River for Saturday’s election when they were abducted on Thursday evening, spokesperson for Cross River Police Command, Irene Ugbo told journalists on Friday in Calabar, the state capital.

The police spokesperson further revealed that one of the other two persons abducted was Mrs Sandara Egbung, an aide to the wife of Governor Ben Ayade.

She said the deputy governorship candidate and the three other persons were travelling in a Toyota Corolla when the kidnappers stopped the vehicle and took them away into the forest.

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“One of the occupants, Mrs Sandara Egbung, is the wife of an aide to Gov. Ben Ayade,” the police spokesman added.

Ugbo, however, said that the Command was working tirelessly to ensure their release.

“The Commissioner of Police in charge of Election has directed that drastic action should be taken. It is being worked on. Let us hope and pray that before Saturday, everything will be fine,” she added.

A source who pleaded anonymity said that the kidnappers had initially demanded for N60 million ransom, which they later reduced to N40 million.


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