Edo deputy gov’s younger brother abducted

Philip Shaibu

Frederick Shaibu the younger brother of the Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has been abducted, according to a family source.

Mr Shaibu was abducted on Monday by unidentified gunmen while taking his children to school in Irhiri, Benin. The gunmen did not take his children with them.

No contact had been made with the family as of press time.

“It is believed that the kidnappers came through the Ogba River because people who witnessed the incident said they went through the bushes that lead to the riverside,” the source told PUNCH.

Edo police spokesperson Chidi Nwabuzor said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.