By Onome Oghenetega & Ovie Okpare
Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the Vice Chairman of Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, Chief Frank Esiwo Ozue.
Chief Ozue was kidnapped by armed wielding hoodlums on Sunday at Ogor town in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.
The victim was said to be alone when his vehicle was waylaid by the kidnappers and whisked to an unknown location.
He was said to be travelling to Patani area of the state when the incident occurred.
A family source who confirmed the incident on Monday said “The abductors left his car and his phones behind.”
The source added that the gunmen were yet to contact the family for ransom or his whereabouts as of the time of filing this report.
“He was going to the Patani area when he was stopped by the kidnappers along the Iwhre-Ovie/Oviri-Ogor Road off the Ughelli/Evwreni section of the East-West Road.
“The kidnappers left his car and his belongings including his phones at the scene of the incident. They (kidnappers) have not reached out to the family since yesterday (Sunday). The family is very worried about the state of his health”, a family source told NIGER DELTA TODAY on Monday.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the unfortunate incident to NIGER DELTA TODAY.
He, however, disclosed that the State Police Command has deployed a combined team of police and vigilante operatives to ensure that the Isoko North vice chairman is rescued unhurt.