Rivers state house of assembly candidate abducted by gunmen

Our reporter| Gunmen on Monday abducted Chukwudi Ogbonna, the Accord Party (AP) candidate for Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni state constituency for Rivers state assembly.

Ogbonna was reportedly kidnapped at Rumuigbo, near Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

Ifeaka Nwakiri, a relative of the politician, who confirmed the abduction to reporters, said the abduction is “politically motivated”, adding that Ogbonna was driving a white Mercedes car with a friend when he was abducted.

“The abduction has been reported to the police and other security apparatus,” he said.

“He was driving with his friend. They double-crossed him. His friend came out of the car to understand what was happening then the gunmen started shooting in the air so the young man had to scamper for his safety.

“Up till now, we don’t know his whereabouts.”

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Grace Iringe-Koko, the Rivers police spokesperson, said an update will be provided soon.

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