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Gunmen kidnap, kill former NUPENG chairman in Rivers



A former Rivers State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Ebenezer Kalabo Amah, has been killed after he was kidnapped.

The news of his death was confirmed by the Rivers State Police Command.

Amah was kidnapped while driving into his house along Precious Chukwu Street in Woji, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

His vehicle was blocked by gunmen who dragged him out before whisking him away.

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The State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, said his lifeless body was seen at Peter Odili Road the following day (Thursday).

He’s said to have been shot and his body dumped along the Peter Odili Road in Port Harcourt.

Omoni said, “Yes I can confirm. He was kidnapped in Woji on the 17th. That same day, the police recovered his vehicle. While we were searching for him, we got information that his body was dumped somewhere at Peter Odili Road.

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“So the following day on the 18th, we got there and confirmed that he was the same person that was kidnapped the previous day. His body was evacuated and taken to the hospital mortuary for preservation.

”The vehicle is in our custody. The investigation has commenced into the incident to ensure that the suspects behind the dastardly act are apprehended.

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Deputy National Chairman of the Trade Union Congress Chika Onuegbu while commenting said, “ETK Amah was a very good comrade who radiated joy everywhere he went. So sad. May his soul rest in peace.”