Kidnappers have abducted the former chairman of the Akoko-Edo branch of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Jimoh Olumoye, on his way to farm.
Concise News understands that Olumoye was abducted along Igarra-Okpe Road on Sunday afternoon while driving in his car to pick his children from the farm.
According to a member of the family who pleaded anonymity, his children raised the alarm when they saw their father’s car with its doors opened and his phones abandoned.
“His children had gone to the farm early in the morning and he promised to go and pick them in the afternoon before he would attend his family meeting.
“The children waited endlessly for their father and when they did not see him, decided to be walking home. On their way home, they met his car on the road with the four doors opened and his mobile phone abandoned. After searching for their father fruitlessly, they decided to now come home to inform the family.
“We have been praying for his safety, we are worried because he is a civil servant who also farms to augment whatever he is earning as a civil servant. We are appealing that his abductors release him unhurt. He has an aged mother and everybody is scared of breaking the news to her, we are really worried”.
The source said the family has lodged a formal complaint at the Igarra police station.
It was gathered that several vigilance groups in Igarra, Ojah, Ogugu and environs and their counterparts in Owan East have been mobilized to comb the forests around the area.
A member of the vigilance group said, “It was only the State Security Service that responded to our call immediately we heard of the incident and called them. We have mobilised our members and we are trying to track them down in the forests so they would move out to other states close to us.
When contacted, the spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor said that he is not aware of the matter.
“I’m not aware of the incident, moreover, I’ m still on national assignment, concerning our recruitment,” he said.