Gunmen Beat, Abduct Popular Businessman in Okene

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Unknown gunmen, on Saturday, kidnapped a popular businessman, Alhaji Muhammed Jamiu Idris in Okene, Kogi state.

Idris, the Chief Executive Officer of Always Petroleum, was whisked away by the kidnappers despite spirited efforts by neighbours to resist the abduction.

A family source who craved anonymity narrated that gunmen with sophisticated weapons stormed the businessman’s residence and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

The family source said the kidnapers beat and tied Idris before taking him away.

Idris is the chairman, North Central Table Tennis Association.

No contact has been made from the kidnappers to any of the family members as at the time of filing this report.

The police spokesman, William Ovye Aya could not be reached to confirm the abduction.

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