Gunmen abduct 40-year-old APC chieftain, Meghri ahead of Delta LG election

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Reports reaching Tribunepoint Weekly newsdesk have it that suspected gunmen have abducted a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Yakubu Kabututu Meghri in Delta State.

Meghri, 40, was abducted in front of a filling station at about 2300hrs(11pm) in Aladja community, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

The gunmen shot sporadically in the area before abducting the victim into a tinted Hiace bus that was allegedly stationed at the premises of the filling station before they zoomed off.

The incident caused serious tension within the community.

When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa said, “I am not privy to that honestly.”

Gunmen in the bush

The Ovwian/Aladja Divisional Police Office, CSP Akintunde O O said, “The only one we got is a missing person. That they suspect that it is SSS that came to arrest him.

“So, if you’re now changing it to abduction, I don’t see where it correlates. That’s the only one I heard from the President of the community that somebody was picked and they said they suspect those people that picked him to be SSS and we have already done a signal of missing person with his picture to be broadcast.”

President of Aladja Community Council, Elder Ogbiruveta Otto, confirmed the abduction of the victim in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent in Warri, said, “Yes, it is true and it has been confirmed that an incident like that happened in Aladja.

According to Elder Ogbiruveta, “As at yesterday, we have officially reported the matter to the Police. They said we should wait for 24 hours that they will declare him a missing person and that they have sent a signal to their headquarters so that the signal will go round that he is a missing person.”

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