Saturday, 24 August 2013

Senior Nigerian lawyer, Mike Ozekhome kidnapped in Edo State

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, has been abducted by suspected kidnappers in Edo state, in western Nigeria.
Three other persons who were travelling in a motorcade with Ozekhome were also taken along.

It was reliably gathered that the human rights lawyer and activist who was on his way to his home in Auchi, the administrative headquarters of Etsako West local government area of Edo state, was abducted at gun point about 3.30 pm on Friday in Ehor, Uhunmwode local government area.

Three police officers, including an assistant superintendent of police and an inspector, were killed in their bid to rescue the kidnap victims. The kidnappers laid ambushed for their vehicle and shot at them.

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