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Delta Head of Service shot, survives kidnapping attempt

 Mr Okey Ofili, the Head of Service of Delta, on Sunday survived a
suspected kidnapping attempt, police said. According to the police
source, Ofili sustained gunshot injuries and was taken to hospital for
treatment. It was learnt that the incident occurred at Summit Road Junction on
the Asaba – Benin Highway as Ofili was returning from church about noon.

The source told NAN that a car suddenly blocked Ofili’s vehicle when
it turned into the road from the highway and a gunman from the car
jumped out and ordered him out of his car. It was also gathered that the HoS resisted the order and was shot on the leg by his assailants. The source said the shooting attracted a team of policemen on patrol,
who rescued the victim while his attackers sped off in their vehicle on
sighting the patrol team. (NAN)

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