*400-level Medical Student Also Abducted
By Osahon Osahon
Gunmen on Friday reportedly abducted a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Mr. Waziri Edokpa.
Edokpa, who is also the chairman of Esan Central local government area of the state, was reportedly kidnapped along the Benin-Abuja highway.
It was gathered that the kidnappers also waylaid a bus belonging to a popular transport service in the state where all passengers of the commercial bus was allegedly kidnapped.
The bus which was said to be travelling to Abuja from Benin had it driver reportedly killed by the bandits.
As at the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of all the kidnapped victims are unknown.
It was gathered that chairmen of local government areas from Edo south are in a closed door meeting with the Edo state commissioner of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo.
In another development, a 400-level medical student of an unnamed university, Oghogho Christiana, was also kidnapped along Benin/Auchi road on Thursday.
News of her abduction was posted on a social media platform in Benin.
Originator of the post wrote: “Insecurity: information reaching me now is that Oghogho Christiana, 400-level medicine student was kidnapped yesterday (Thursday) along Benin Auchi highway. Please pray for Tina for her quick and safe release.”