Politics Nigeria

BREAKING: Unknown gunmen abduct House of Assembly candidate


Some unknown gunmen have abducted Chukwudi Ogbonna, the Accord Party candidate for the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni sin Local Government Area (LGA) Constituency II in the Rivers State House of Assembly for Saturday’s election.

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Ogbonna was kidnapped while driving in his car at Rumuigbo, near Port Harcourt on Monday night when the gunmen forced him to stop and whisked him away with his car.

A relative of the state House of Assembly candidate, Ifeaka Nwakiri, confirmed the incident to the press on Tuesday morning, saying “They took him with his Mercedes car. We have reported the matter at the Kala Police station.”

The Rivers State Police Command, however, disclosed that it has opened investigation into the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police said the police are aware of the development.

Iringe-Koko said: “We are aware of the kidnap. Investigation has commenced to ensure that he regains his freedom.”


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