Gunmen Kill Driver, Abduct Guardian Correspondent, 17 Others

Suspected gunmen have reportedly abducted a correspondent of Guardian Newspaper in Bayelsa state, Julius Osahon and seventeen others along the East-West road, by Ewreni community, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on Monday.

Julius, a former chairman of the Federated Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bayelsa State Council,

It was gathered that the gunmen also shot dead a driver working with Sunny Eru Motors, abducting the journalist and 17 passengers.

The gunmen have reportedly established contact with the journalist’s wife, demanding five million naira ransom for his release.

A Warri-based lawyer, Mr. Lucky Egboyi Esq, who said he escaped the scene by the whiskers, told journalists in Warri that they were returning from Bayelsa State when they ran into the herdsmen operating in the road.

He disclosed that the suspected herdsmen shot the Sunny Eru driver in the head and kidnapped several passengers.

“It was a narrow escape for me and a few others because we had to run into the bush. The policemen who came ran away with their van,” he claimed.

When contacted the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe said he wasn’t yet aware of the incident.

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