Suspected herdsmen on Sunday abducted the immediate past transition committee chairman of Ughelli North council area of Delta state, Chief Friday Akpoyibo, and two others along the Auchi-Abuja Road.
The Nation gathered that the victims were heading to Abuja to attend the inauguration of the recently appointed board of the Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority (NDRBDA) in Abuja when abducted by the hoodlums.
According to sources, the politician, who he a younger brother to the retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Marvel Akpoyibo, was reportedly travelling with three others persons; a younger brother of his, another unidentified male and a female passenger.
The abductors took the three males and abandoned the only female passenger on the road.
A former aide of Chief Akpoyibo, who wished not to be named, said “he was going to Abuja to attend the inauguration of the recently appointed executives of the Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority (NDRBDA) when the hoodlums struck. They were taken into the bush after being disposed of their personal items”, the source said.
When reached for confirmation, the spokesman of the Delta police command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said he was yet to get any concrete information on the development and pleaded for some more time to get the picture clearer.