Gunmen Abducts Edo Royal Father

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By Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

The Enogie (Duke) of Ukhiri community in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, HRH Enogie Aigbe, has been abducted by suspected kidnappers.

Sources said the gunmen stormed the Enogie’s residence at Ukhiri, along Benin-Abraka road and shot sporadically into the air before leaving with their victim.

The source said the gunmen came with an unregistered car which they set ablaze and made away with a Nissan Sunny car belonging to the victim.

The Enogie is a retired Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) before he took over the dukedom after the death of his father some years ago in line with Benin tradition.

The state Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, could not be reached for comments, but police sources said a crack team has been put in place to rescue the victim.