12 Out Of 19 Kidnap Victims Killed, Delta Senator Whose Aide Is Missing Raises Alarm

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At least 12 persons have been killed out of 19 kidnapped from their homes by unknown gunmen at Galadimawa area of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

This was disclosed by the Senator representing Delta North, Ned Nwoko, whose Senior Legislative Aide (SLA), Barrister Chris Agidy, was one of the kidnap victims.

A statement issued by the media office of the Delta lawmaker on Wednesday said the incident happened about two weeks ago and feelers from credible Police sources said 12 of the victims have been killed while the remaining seven were being held as captives.

“It is with profound concern and heavy hearts that we address the recent kidnapping incident in Galadimawa, Abuja, involving multiple individuals, including the Senator’s esteemed Senior Legislative Aide, Barrister Chris Agidy.

“Approximately two weeks ago, a distressing incident unfolded where 19 individuals were forcefully taken from their homes in Galadimawa area of Abuja. Upon receiving this distressing news, immediate measures were taken by Senator Ned Munir Nwoko whose SLA was unfortunately among. He contacted the Commissioner of Police who swiftly activated the OC Anti-Kidnapping team to secure the release of those abducted.

“Regrettably, we have received distressing updates from reliable police sources confirming that out of the 19 individuals abducted, 12 have been killed while seven remain in the custody of the kidnappers. Efforts to ascertain the well-being and status of our staff, Barrister Chris, among the 7 individuals still held, are ongoing.

“From the onset, the Senator has maintained close coordination with the security operatives who have been diligently working on this matter. However, the challenges persist as contacting the kidnappers for negotiation has proven immensely difficult. Their lines remain inactive, hindering direct communication and negotiation efforts,” the statement said.

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It noted that, according to the security operatives, efforts were still focused on securing the remaining individuals held captive from the forested area approximately 100 kilometers away from Abuja, despite the daunting challenges faced in reaching the kidnappers.

“As we await further updates from the authorities, we remain resolute in our pursuit of a swift and safe resolution to this distressing situation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the affected families, especially Barrister Chris’s, with whom we are in close contact during this challenging period,” the statement added.

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