Delta State Commissioner Kidnapped, Police Aide Killed

Posted: September 30, 2012 in Security

Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education and a former lecturer at the University of Lagos, Dr. Hope Eghagha was kidnapped Sunday morning along the Agbor/Abraka Road, between Agbor and Abavo by unknown gunmen.

Delta State Police Command Spokesman, Mr. Muka disclosed that the Commissioner was trailed by his kidnappers from Warri as he made his way to Asaba, the state capital, presumably to attend Nigeria’s 52nd Independence Day celebrations.

Muka further said the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle, killed his police orderly instantly, while his driver also sustained bullet wounds.

Eghagha was thereafter taken away as they fired sporadically into space.

Reports gathered understands that the gunmen have not made contact with his family or the state government.

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