Gunmen Abduct Edo IPMAN Chairman, Kill Driver


The Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria in Edo State, Abdulhamid Baba-Saliu has been abducted by gunmen.

The gunmen during the attack killed his driver, while his security aide was injured in the incident that happened at the Jattu area, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

A human rights lawyer, Abdul Mahmud, who is an in-law of the victim disclosed that the gunmen who abducted Baba-Saliu on Monday night are yet to contact the family.

The incident, it was gathered, happened on Monday night.

He said, “Last night at about 6.45 pm, my brother in law, Abdulhamid Baba-Saliu, Chairman, IPMAN, Edo State and Chairman, Jattu Union, was violently accosted by armed men at the gates of his country home in Jattu, Etsako West LGA, Edo State.

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“He lives between Benin, Abuja and Jattu where runs his chain of petrol stations, Baba Petroleum. He was at home over the week for the third-day prayer for his uncle who died last week.

“One of his drivers was instantly shot and killed; and the other driver, including his personal security details, was grievously injured in the attack. My brother-in-law was taken away by the kidnappers. No contact, or random demand, has been made as yet.

“These are difficult and trying times for us. While we continue to pray for his safe return, I appeal to his abductors and keepers to release him unharmed to his family and community, Jattu, Uzairue, that he has given much love as a father and respected community leader.”

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