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Former Imo Deputy Governor’s Father Kidnapped

3 Killed, Others Injured In Fresh Attack By Gunmen In Plateau State

Unknown gunmen have abducted the traditional ruler of Ezi Mbieri community in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, HRH Eze Henry Madumere.

Naija News gathered that the monarch is also the father of the former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Madumere.

Madumere was said to have been kidnapped on Friday during an invasion of Iho community in the Ikeduru Local government Area of the State.


The traditional ruler was a renowned businessman, contractor and member of the Nigerian Independence Choir.

Confirming the incident to reporters, the ex-deputy governor said his father was kidnapped after sporadic shootings in the community.

He, however, revealed that the abductors have contacted the family for a ransom and the police have been informed about the abduction.

In other news, the President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has narrated how his brother, Sani Dangote died.

Naija News had reported earlier that the Vice-President of the Dangote group died of an undisclosed illness at a hospital in the United States last Sunday.

The deceased was subsequently laid to rest on Wednesday at the Alhassan Dantata family cemetery in Koki quarters (Sarari) of Kano metropolis.

Dangote who spoke of his brother’s death while receiving 2023 presidential hopeful and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, at their (Dangote’s family house) in Kano, said it was so painful he had to watch Sani die in his presence.

According to Nigeria’s richest man, himself, their mother and Sani’s wife and children were all present to witness their beloved last breathe, an experience he described as tormenting.

“It is a very tough time for us; it has been very trying, especially for myself. Having a brother like him; once you lose him it is very painful. He died in front of me, our mother and all his children,” said bereaved Dangote.

He added: “The most painful thing is when you are told that your brother will pass on in about an hour and you stand by watching as the machine was going down until it stopped working. It was very tormenting.”

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