Monday, October 2, 2023

Gunmen abduct IPMAN chairman in Edo, kill driver

“The gunmen ambushed the IPMAN chairman with two vehicles without number plate and fired at his jeep, killing his driver,” said the witness.

• February 8, 2022
Unknown Gunmen
Unknown Gunmen used to illustrate the story

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.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Iwobi, Omeruo


International Friendlies: Omeruo, Iwobi, Osayi-Samuel, Moffi return to Super Eagles squad

The players were absent from the team that demolished Sao Tome and Principe in last month’s 2023 AFCON qualifier in Uyo.

Bandits attack


Niger govt. seeks traditional rulers support on intelligence gathering to tackle insecurity

She solicited the support of the traditional rulers to enable the present administration to actualise its dream of transforming the state into an enviable new Niger state.

Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)


Manufacturers laud 7.5% AGO waiver, task FG, labour on positive outcomes

“We look forward to a successful deliberation of the labour unions today and a definite call off of the planned nationwide strike,” he said.



Family of four electrocuted in Taraba

He said the command was notified at about 11:00 a.m. that the house was on fire, suspected to be from a power surge.

Tajudeen Abbas


Speaker Abbas appoints Jake Dan-Azumi as chief of staff

Mr Dan-Azumi is to take over from Wasiu Olanrewaju-Smart, who is taking another appointment.

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri


Adamawa tribunal upholds Gov. Fintiri’s victory

Reacting to the tribunal’s judgment, Adamawa’s deputy governor, Kaletapwa George-Farauta, described it as a victory for democracy.