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  • Updated: February 27, 2024

Insecurity: Ned Nwoko’s aide, Chris Agidy, killed following abduction

Insecurity: Ned Nwoko’s aide, Chris Agidy, killed followin

Barrister Chris Agidy, Senior Legislative Aide to Senator Ned Nwoko of Delta North, has been declared deceased after being abducted by bandits in 2023.

SP Josephine Adeh, the Federal Capital Territory's (FCT) Police Public Relations Officer, verified this to journalists on Tuesday.

In November 2023, gunmen abducted 19 persons from their houses in the Galadimawa district of the nation's capital.

Despite efforts by the congressman and security personnel to rescue the lawyer, a report came earlier claiming that 12 abductees had been killed, however, the identity of the victims remained unknown.

According to the FCT PPRO, Samaila Wakili, a renowned kidnapper who terrorises the capital city and is on the wanted list, killed the lawmaker's aide.

On February 24, police arrested Wakili in the Sardauna Forest in Nasarawa State's Toto region.

Following his arrest, the FCT PPRO stated that the suspect directed police to the site of Barr. Chris Agidy's body.

The body was later recovered and taken to the Gwagwalada General Hospital.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian military has killed two known bandit leaders who were coordinating the movement and exchange of kidnapped victims within camps in the Zamfara/Katsina axis.

Baldo and Baban Yara, the bandit leaders, were killed on Saturday in a violent military operation by troops along the Zamfara/Katsina axis.

A source in the defence intelligence community verified the development of PR Nigeria.

"Our troops engaged the terrorists at Aliero West axis and succeeded in killing the two bandit kingpins and 28 of their foot soldiers. Lately, our troops have intensified their aggressive operation in the North West and are pounding terrorists heavily.

“We want to rid the region of criminal elements so that farmers can carry out their agricultural activities without delay,” said a military intelligence operative.

I Speaking further, a local insider embedded with the military as a security volunteer stated that the operation was a success, with all of the criminals dead.

The insider stated that if the army maintained its pace, farmers would be free to return to their farms. 

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