Gunmen kidnap Septuagenarian retiree in Delta – Independent Observers

Gunmen kidnap Septuagenarian retiree in Delta

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Temitope Owotoki, Abuja

Chief Johnson Odio, a 70-year-old man, have been kidnapped by Gunmen suspected to be community youths from his farm in Ushie, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.

Odio, a retiree, was said to have been abducted on Monday on his way home from the farm by four gunmen.

Reports have it that the incident occurred around 6.10pm as the retiree and two of his workers were returning home.

The three of them were abducted while the kidnappers later let go of the two female workers but have continued to hold on to their employer.

The family members are concerned about the health status of the victim and the fact that he had none of his regular medications with him at the time of the abduction.

 “We are scared because he is not strong health wise and he has not taken any of his medications since he was kidnapped on Monday. So, we don’t know his current state now. The abductors have yet to contact us or demand anything.”

Mr Andrew Aniamaka, the Public Relations Officer, Delta State Police Command, confirmed the incident saying that the abduction was suspected to have been carried out by community youths, whom he said would be apprehended soon and made to face the law.

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