Unknown gunmen abduct APC Chieftain in Cross River
Charles Nwoke, Calabar, Nigeria
March 26, 2021
A Chieftain of Nigeria ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Cross River State, Dominic Aqua Edem has been abducted by unidentified gunmen.
According to reports, Edem’s abduction on Thursday evening at his farm was the second time within a short while.
Dominic Edem, a lawyer, was a two-time member of the Cross River State House of Assembly representing Bakassi State Constituency.
He was equally a member representing Cross River State in the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
An eyewitness who spoke on the condition of anonymity stated, “Yes, he was kidnapped in his village at Ifiang, in Bakassi local government area.”
The victim’s aide, Obun Ekanem, said, “It happened when he went to inspect his farm. Following the rainfall of Tuesday, he went to inspect crops in his farm when he was abducted.”
He disclosed that the kidnappers are yet to make any contact with the victim’s family or friends.
He revealed that the victim was abducted when he aspired for the House of Representatives for the Bakassi/Akpabuyo/Calabar South federal constituency and released after a ransom was paid to his captors.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Igri Ewa said the Police was making efforts to rescue him