June 24, 2024

Gunmen abduct Eno campaign organisation deputy coordinator

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Gunmen abduct Eno campaign organisation deputy coordinator

Ini Billie, Uyo

Gunmen have kidnapped Chief Eyo Okon Edet, Deputy Coordinator of Divine Mandate Campaign Organisation in Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

It was learnt that Chief Eyo Okon Edet popularly called Eyo Aswang was kidnapped from his filling station at Marina, Oron, on Monday when he visited the place.

A source said the kidnappers beat up Edet who is also the Chairman of Eyotech Oil Nigeria Limited and whisked him away in their Sienna vehicle.

Eyewitness report said the abductors subsequently transferred their victim to a waiting speed boat at the sea and set the Sienne vehicle they used for the operation ablaze.

The eyewitness who chose to remain anonymity, “He was there at his filling station when those boys came. They dragged him into their Sienna and shot sporadically into the air; they took him to a spot, put him into a speed boat, and set fire to the vehicle”.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon confirmed the incident and said the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi had ordered an investigation into the matter.

“We received the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi visited the scene of the incident and went to the waterfront.

“Even the Sienna used to perpetuate the act that was burnt has been recovered. Investigations have commenced already and I’m sure the perpetrators will be brought to book in no distant time,” he stated.

The abductors are yet to contact the family for ransom.

Meanwhile, the Police said it has averted a looming boundary clash between Iwukem Community in Akwa Ibom State and Azumini Community in Abia State.

The PPRO, SP Odiko Macdon stated in a press release that but for the intervention of State Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, the looming clash would have led to a bloodbath.

“Only last week, a looming clash that would have led to a bloodbath was averted after the peace meeting, initiated by CP Olatoye Durosinmi and the Commanding Officer of 25 PMF, Azumini, ACP Dashua Abuja.

“Stakeholders at the crucial meeting which was held over the weekend included the Community Leaders, Youth Leaders, Local Government Chairmen, Area Commanders of Etim Ekpo and Akwete, DPOs from Iwukem and Azumini in Akwa Ibom and Abia states respectively, amongst others.

“The CP noted that there cannot be any meaningful development without peace, and urged both communities to sheathe their sword, embrace peace, see themselves as brothers and allow Government to bring the needed development to their communities.

“On their part, Leaders of both Communities were grateful to the CP for his timely intervention and assured him of peaceful coexistence henceforth,” the release stated.

The age-long boundary crisis between Iwukem Community in Akwa Ibom State and Azumini Community in Abia State has been recurring since the 1980s and has led to the loss of lives and the destruction of property.

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