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Cross River’s APC Chieftain kidnapped

by Salami Azeez

The All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain in Cross River State, Mr Dominic Aqua Edem, has been kidnapped by gunmen for the second time on Thursday evening.

A lawyer, Mr Edem was a two-term member of the Cross River State House of Assembly for Bakassi State Constituency and a member representing Cross River on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
He was abducted on his farm.

A source said he was kidnapped in his village at Ifiang, in Bakassi when he went to inspect his farm.

“Following the rainfall of Tuesday, he went to inspect crops in his farm when he was abducted”. Mr Obun Ekanem, his aide said.

He said the hoodlums are yet to make contact with his family.

He was previously kidnapped in 2015 when he contested for the House of Representatives post for Bakassi/Akpabuyo/Calabar South federal constituency and released after a ransom was paid.

DSP Irene Ugbo, Cross River Police Command spokesman did not pick calls to her GSM number.

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