Tuesday 16 October 2012

River State Commisioner Kidnapped While Inpecting Flooded Communities

The Rivers State government has confirmed the abduction of the Commissioner for Power, Augustine Nwokocha.
According to a statement from Ibim Semenitari, the Commissioner of Information and Communications, the Commissioner was kidnapped while assessing some areas affected by flood disaster in the state.
“The Rivers State government wishes toconfirm that on October 13, 2012 the Commissioner for Power, Mr. Augustine Nwokocha was seized by unidentified men who are suspected to be hoodlums and career criminals.
“The information available at the time of the incident indicated that he was ona spot assessment of some areas affected by the recent flooding in the state. It is believed that he was on his way to monitor relief materials and the situation in one of the camps before the incident happened.”
Mrs Semenitari said the governor had ordered security operatives in the state to ensure they secure his release, adding that they were already on top ofthe situation.
“The Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Rt Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has directed the security agencies to ensure the safe return of Hon Nwokocha without delay.”
The Commissioner was reportedly abducted at Ede in Onelga local government area alongside one of his aides.
Details of how he was abducted were hazy but sources said he was snatched from his Jeep and the vehicle abandoned at the spot.

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