Gunmen abduct Rivers APC chieftain

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has called for the release of its chieftain in Khana Local Government Area, Hiasine Wiye who was abducted on Easter day.

The APC said in a statement by its publicity secretary, Ogbonna Nwuke in Port Harcourt that it is dismayed by the abduction of the grassroots member of the party by unknown persons.

The APC observed that the action of those who are still holding its Caretaker Committee Chairman in Khana hostage, has confirmed that ordinary citizens resident in Rivers State are not safe.

According to the statement: “The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State was snatched on Sunday from his home by unknown persons.

“We have been briefed that he was taken into captivity at a time when well meaning people were celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, the Son of God.

“We are appealing to those who have seized a Rivers citizen from the arms of his loved ones to release him unconditionally.

“While the identities of persons who are currently holding him hostage are not known, we have strong reasons to believe that the act was perpetuated against the backdrop of the inability of the Rivers State Government to guarantee appropriate security protection at the grassroots.

“We call on all security agencies in the State to intensify their man-hunt for those who are responsible for the sudden disappearance of a law abiding citizen”.