Unknown gunmen last in Benin City, the Edo State capital stormed the home of popular musician and social critic, Amb. Joseph Osayomore and abducted him.
According to reports, Osayomore’s wife, whose name has yet to be ascertained, was reportedly shot in the head during the incident.
According to Sunnewsonline, the attack occurred at about 10:00p.m Tuesday night at Orovie village, off Upper Ekehuan Road in Egor Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesman of the Edo State Police Command, DSP Moses Nkombe, confirmed the incident, saying the police received a report about the abduction an hour after it had occurred. According to him, security operatives had been drafted to hot spots across the state in hunt of the suspects.
He further assured that the police would do its best to secure the release of the ace musician and social critic.