Gunmen kidnap council chief Chinedu Mekoma in Delta State

On 14 March, gunmen kidnapped Mr. Chinedu Mekoma, Vice Chairman of Aniocha South Local Council in Delta State.

Mekoma, a prominent petroleum marketer and member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was abducted near an eatery on Isiekpe Street in Ogwashi-Uku at about 8 p.m.

According to local sources, the kidnappers, who apparently trailed him to the area, bundled him into one of the three black cars in which they came, shooting into the air to scare people. They also shot at the tyres of several cars parked on the street, apparently to disable anyone from pursuing them. The gunshots caused a stampede on the street as people ran for their dear lives.

Mekoma’s family said the kidnappers were yet to reach them several hours after the abduction, but the family had shut all his four petrol stations and other retail outlets in the town.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Charles Muka, confirmed the incident to newsmen, adding that the police were going after the kidnappers.

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Posted on March 17, 2011, in MAJOR CRIME, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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