Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly abducted Pa Owere Dickson Imasogie, a prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo South Senatorial district.
He was said to have been abducted alongside his driver and another victim, whose identity has not been ascertained, along the Benin-Agbor highway in the early hours of Monday.
It was gathered that Imasogie was on his way to one of his farms when the gunmen attacked his vehicle.
A group known as “Edo State Decide Movement” confirmed the abduction in a statement, and urged governor Godwin Obaseki to, as matter of urgency, “take a drastic action as to rescue the father to all and others from the hands of the hoodlums or kidnappers who are enemies of progress in our dear state.”
The PDP chieftain is said to owns large farmlands in the state.