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Diaspora Commission bemoans killing of US-based Nigerian in Edo, tasks security operatives to fish out perpetrators


The late Dennis Abuda

ABUJA – The management of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has condemned in strong terms the unfortunate death of Mr. Dennis Abuda, who was killed on Saturday by his abductors.

Abuda, a Nigerian based in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States, was abducted along Benin By-pass by unknown gunmen alongside other family members while traveling to Lagos to catch a flight back to the US.

In a statement, the Head of Media, NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, described the incident as very unfortunate, sad and callous.

The Commission called on the security operatives in Edo State to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime and bring them to justice so as to serve as a deterrent to others.

NIDCOM condoled with the family of the deceased by praying unto God to rest the soul of the departed and expose the killers of Abuda as soon as possible.

It was reported that Mr. Abuda alongside his family members left Fugar in Etsako Central Local Government Area at the early hours on Saturday when they were ambushed by the gunmen.

Abuda, whose corpse was discovered during a search operation led by the Commissioner of Police Philip Ogbadu on Wednesday, was allegedly shot by his abductors after he slumped while being forced into the forest.

His relatives were released on Tuesday by their abductors.

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