Alexander Okere, Benin
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a popular musician, Mr. Joseph Osayomore, in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
Osayomore was said to have been whisked away by the abductors at Orovie village, off Upper Ekehuan road, at about 10pmon Tuesday.
It was learnt that his wife, whose identity could not be ascertained as at press time, sustained gunshot wounds during the kidnap.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the incident noted that security agency received a report of the abduction at about 11pm.
The kidnap of the ace musician, who is renowned for the infusion of the Benin language in his style of music, came less than two weeks after the abduction of the head of Ogba Zoo and Nature Park, Mr. Andrew Ehanire, and a Catholic priest, Fr. Lawrence Adorolo.
While the Adorolo was released last Saturday, Ehanire, who is the brother to the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, is yet to regain his freedom.
Nkombe, however, said that security operatives had been deployed to hot spots across the state.
He also assured that the police would do its best to secure the release of the musician.