Former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Auchi branch, Mr. A.O. Atemoagbo has been reportedly kidnapped by unidentified gunmen near Ehor, Edo state. Mr. Atemoagbo’s wife was also reported to have been killed in the process.
Confirming the incident, the Publicity Secretary of NBA Mr. Kunle Edun wrote:
What a tragic news to wake up and be confronted with this morning.
We pray for the repose of the soul of our late colleague’s beloved wife whom I learnt from the NBA Auchi branch Chairman, has a 1 year old baby and equally pray that God Almighty will deliver our colleague from the hands of his captives.
From the account I got from the NBA Auchi branch Chairman, our colleague and his wife were travelling in a convoy with Church Members coming back from a Convention when a car overtook them, blocked his car, shot his wife and abducted our colleague.
Whether such a sophisticated action was carried out by Fulani Herdsmen, is yet to be determined.
From the Chairman, MWBF, Chike Onyemenam,SAN.
We pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Atemoagbo’s wife while we ask God to preserve his life and return him safely to his family and loved ones.
We shall continue to update our readers with further details as they unfold.
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