Galadimawa Kidnappings: 12 Out Of The 19 Kidnapped Victims Killed

As Delta Senator Whose Aide Is also abducted Raises Alarm
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Out of the 19 people who were abducted from their homes in the Galadimawa area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Abuja by unknown gunmen, at least 12 of them have died.

Ned Nwoko, the senator for Delta North, revealed this. One of the kidnap victims was Barrister Chris Agidy, the senator's senior legislative assistant.

According to a statement released on Wednesday by the legislator for Delta's media office, the incident occurred roughly two weeks ago, and there have been reports from reliable police sources that twelve of the victims have died, and the other seven are being held captive.

“It is with profound concern and heavy hearts that we address the recent kidnapping incident in Galadimawa, Abuja, involving multiple individuals, including the Senator’s esteemed Senior Legislative Aide, Barrister Chris Agidy.

“Approximately two weeks ago, a distressing incident unfolded where 19 individuals were forcefully taken from their homes in Galadimawa area of Abuja. Upon receiving this distressing news, immediate measures were taken by Senator Ned Munir Nwoko whose SLA was unfortunately among. He contacted the Commissioner of Police who swiftly activated the OC Anti-Kidnapping team to secure the release of those abducted.

“Regrettably, we have received distressing updates from reliable police sources confirming that out of the 19 individuals abducted, 12 have been killed while seven remain in the custody of the kidnappers. Efforts to ascertain the well-being and status of our staff, Barrister Chris, among the 7 individuals still held, are ongoing.

“From the onset, the Senator has maintained close coordination with the security operatives who have been diligently working on this matter. However, the challenges persist as contacting the kidnappers for negotiation has proven immensely difficult. Their lines remain inactive, hindering direct communication and negotiation efforts,” the statement said.

It stated that despite the extreme difficulties in reaching the kidnappers, efforts were still concentrated on rescuing the remaining hostages from the forest area about 100 kilometers from Abuja, according to the security personnel.

“As we await further updates from the authorities, we remain resolute in our pursuit of a swift and safe resolution to this distressing situation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the affected families, especially Barrister Chris’s, with whom we are in close contact during this challenging period,” the statement added.

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