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Magistrate Kidnapped in Edo


Wife to former Speaker, Edo House of Assembly, Mrs Hassana Garuba, has been kidnapped.
The Edo Police Cpommand has confirmed the abduction.
Mrs Garuba, a serving Magistrate in the state, was ‎kidnapped at Obadan village near Ogbemudia Farms on the Benin-Okenne-Lokoja Road on Wednesday.‎
Reports said, when waved down the vehicle the Magistrate was travelling in, the driver managed to manoeuvre but in the process, the Kidnappers shot at the car and the police orderly was hit in the process. He is currently receiving treatment
It was learnt that after Garuba orderly was shot, the driver managed to drive the vehicle into an earth road which led to a village where he thought they would be safe.
But the kidnappers struck again and took the Magistrate away.
A source said the kidnappers randomly picked motorists along the road.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , Edo State, Abiodun Osifo, confirmed the abduction.
Osifo said the police was working hard to locate and set her free.
“The matter has been reported. Our men are combing the area where the incident happened‎ with a view to securing her release and arrest those responsible.
“We have deployed the necessary machinery, including electronic devices to secure her release’’, Osifo said.
Garuba was said to be travelling to Ehor where she is a Magistrate when she was kidnapped along with other persons yet to be identified. ‎‎A family source said the kidnappers had not contacted them.
Family source said nothing has been heard from the kidnappers.


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