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Wife of Ex-NBA Chairman Killed By Men Who Abducted Him... They're Demanding N50m

Violent crimes are becoming very rampant in Nigeria. Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a former Auchi branch Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), identified as A. Itemuagbor in the Uhunmwonde area of Edo State.

It was gathered that the terrible incident occurred along the Benin-Auchi expressway on Sunday.

The gunmen shot at him, killing his wife in the process.

It was learnt that Itemuagbor was on his way to Auchi from Benin, where he had attended the convention of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, when he was accosted by the abductors at Ehor.

He was later said to have been taken away to an unknown location while a demand of N50m had been made for his release.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Chidi Nwabuzor, could not be reached for comments by the correspondent.

Calls put across to his mobile phone number rang out while he had yet to respond to a text message sent to him as of the time of the report.

But the current chairman of the Benin branch of the NBA, Prince Collins Ogieva, confirmed the incident.

Ogieva said, “Itemuagbor was kidnapped at Ehor and his wife killed. It is unfortunate.”