The Delta State Police Command have confirmed the abduction of a non-academic staff of the Delta State University, Abraka, Mr. John Ogeleke, who have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
It was gathered that four men of Fulani extraction armed with guns and sticks had emerged from a nearby bush, forced the vehicle conveying Ogeleke to stop before they seized him.
The State Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the report, said Ogeleke was abducted in the early hours of Thursday at Kwale, Ndokwa West local government area of the state by suspected herdsmen who have been on the prowl in the area.
She said the 54-year-old victim was heading towards Ogume from Kwale in his Nissan Pathfinder SUV when he was abducted at gun point.
She said the police in the Kwale division, vigilante members, men of Dragon 25 police patrol team and reinforcement from nearby divisions are already searching the vast bush, adding that, the Fulani leader in Kwale, Alhaji Mudi has also been informed “to assist in the search as several Fulani camps are located therein.”