Kidnap of Nigerian lawmaker confirmed

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The Nigeria police on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of Mr Golden Chioma, Chairman, Rivers House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary.He said the lawmaker was kidnapped by gunmen in Port Harcourt, the capital city of oil rich but politically troubled River State.

The Spokesman of Police Command in Rivers, Mr. Muhammad Ahmad, told the journalists in Port Harcourt that investigation into the abduction was ongoing.

“Our detectives from anti-kidnap unit and State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are on top of the incident to ensure that the legislator is freed unharmed,” Ahmad said.

He explained that Chioma was kidnapped on Tuesday, July 8, in Diobu Area of Port Harcourt and taken to an unknown destination.

The victim is a member of All Progressives Congress (APC) and representing Etche Constituency in the state assembly.

River State had consistently come under lawlessness.

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