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Gunmen kidnap the Edo PDP chairman shortly after meeting with Obaseki.

The incident reportedly happened on Friday, March 15, 2024, shortly after Aziegbemi had a meeting with Governor Godwin Obaseki in Benin City. As of the time of filing this report, the police authorities have yet to comment on the incident. However, the Edo State Government confirmed the development in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Chris Nehikhare, on Saturday. The statement assured that the government is working closely with the authorities to investigate the situation and take appropriate actions.


Nehikhare emphasized that no stone will be left unturned in the efforts to secure the safe release of the PDP chairman. He assured the public that the state government is fully committed to working with security agencies and utilizing all available resources to bring the victim home safely. The government also called on the public to remain calm and cooperate with the authorities as they work towards a resolution.

The statement also highlighted that there has been an increase in surveillance and security measures in the State to prevent and stop these criminal activities. The commissioner encouraged the residents to continue with their daily activities without fear and to report any suspicious persons or activities to the designated state emergency numbers. This shows the government’s dedication and commitment to maintaining peace and safety in the state for its citizens.

The government of Edo State has made a promise to safeguard the well-being and belongings of all citizens. They have also declared that no efforts will be spared in bringing to justice those responsible for this heinous act. Furthermore, the Edo State Police Command, through spokesman Chidi Nwabuzor, has stated that they will release a statement regarding the incident and have neither confirmed nor denied the kidnapping.

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