Gunmen abduct IPMAN chairman in Edo, kill driver
Abdul-Hamid Egele, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN)’ Edo chapter chairman, has been abducted by gunmen at his residence in Jattu, Etsako.
Mr Egele, popularly known as Baba Petrol, was abducted on Monday evening while his driver was killed in the process.
Witnesses who spoke on the condition of anonymity added that the incident happened at about 7:00 p.m. on Monday.
The businessman was said to be returning home after the day’s business only to be accosted by gunmen.
“The gunmen ambushed the IPMAN chairman with two vehicles without number plate and fired at his jeep, killing his driver,” said the witness. “The IPMAN chairman was later taken away after the security attached to him were overpowered by the gunmen who injured the security operatives.”
However, the spokesperson for the police command in Edo, Bello Kontongs, told journalists that the police had yet to get a report on the attack.
“The command is not aware. I will find out from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Jattu,’’ Mr Kontongs said.
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