Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the younger brother of the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu
The victim, identified as Frederick Shaibu was kidnapped on Monday morning while taking his kids to school in Irhiri, Benin.
It was gathered that the kidnappers are yet to make contact with the family.
A family source who spoke to journalists on condition of anonymity confirmed that the incident happened on Monday.
“They attacked him and took him away. It happened in the Aruogba area, Irhiri around 7am when he was driving his children to school. The children were left by the gunmen who took their father away. But the incident has been reported to security agencies, they have not made any contact with the family.
“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.
“Security agencies have been informed and they are doing everything possible to ensure that he is released unhurt and reunited with his family,” he said.