BREAKING: Gunmen kidnap former Cross River Deputy Speaker

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Former Deputy Speaker, Cross River House of Assembly, Hon. Dominic Edem, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Calabar.

According to his aide, the gunmen invaded his residence around 8pm on Sunday night after firing several gunshots to scare people and then whisked him away to an unknown destination.

Edem, a former member of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is seeking to represent the people of Bakassi/Akpabuyo/Calabar South Federal Constituency in the National Assembly.

According to his aid, “he went to a church service and as he was coming back they followed him with an Audi car. About five boys came out of the car and started shooting inside his compound and the next thing; they dragged him out and put him inside their car because he was not with any security man.

“Up till now we have not heard from them. The incident happened around 8-9pm in the night”, he added.

However, the State police command public relations officer, ASP Bassey Hogan, could not be reached for comment at the moment.