Gunmen abduct pro-APC campaigner in Ebonyi


There was confusion in Twon-Brass, the headquarters of Brass Local Government Council area of Bayelsa State, yesterday following the abduction of Comrade Robert Desmond, the Chief Executive Office of a pro-All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign group known as the New Face.
Comrade Robert Desmond, who is a chieftain of the APC staunch supporter of the State Leader of the Party, Chief Timipre Sylva, and the APC member at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Israel Sunny- Igoli, was abducted on Saturday after a social event in Nembe area of the State.
The abduction has thrown the Nembe and Brass axis into confusion with claims and counter claims on the possible reasons for his kidnap.
While many members of the New Face claimed the abduction may be political and targeted at some APC members ahead of the 2019 National and State Houses of Assembly in the area. Others claimed the abduction was carried out by gunmen interested in abduction for ransom.
However, some supporters expressed the fear that the pro-APC campaigner may have been killed by his abductors. A claim, the spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asimin Bitswat, dismissed.
Asimin Butswat, who confirmed the abduction, said the police are investigating the incident.
The Caretaker Chairman of Brass Local Council, Hon. Victor Isaiah has condemned the abduction of Robert Desmond.


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