￼A member of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Ugbo Iyiriaro, has been reportedly kidnapped along Benin-Abraka road between Ugo and Ugboko community, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
According media reports, the PDP stalwart had left Benin on Tuesday to attend to an issue of urgent importance but the journey was however aborted halfway.
According to sources; the PDP man was driving to his community ‘Umoghunokhua’ with the plan of returning to Benin before he was abducted.
The kidnappers have since contacted relatives of the victim and demanded N20 million as ransom.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, SP Bello Kontongs, is yet confirm the incident
There’s has been inexorable rise in kidnapping across the country as the security crisis the bedevils the nation deepens, leading to concerns about government’s ability to protect lives and properties of the citizens as non-state actors continue to unleash terror on hapless citizens.