JUST IN: Gunmen Kidnap Accord Party Rivers Assembly Candidate, Chukwudi Ogbonna
Barely four days before the March 18th elections, the Accord Party candidate for the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area Constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Chukwudi Ogbonna has been kidnapped by gunmen.
The governorship and state houses of assembly elections come up on March 18th across some parts of Nigeria.
Chukwudi Ogbonna was reportedly kidnaped while driving in his car at Rumuigbo, near Port Harcourt on Monday night when the gunmen forced him to stop and whisked him away with his car.
Ogbonna’s cousin brother, Ifeaka Nwakiri, confirmed his abduction to newsmen on Tuesday.
He said, “They took him with his Mercedes car. We have reported the matter at the Kala Police station.”
This is still a developing story. More details shortly.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the United States Mission in Nigeria has congratulated the first Nigerian-born professor of History, Professor Saheed Aderinto of the Florida International University, who recently won the $300,000 Dan David Prize—the largest history prize in the world.