Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has condemned in strong terms the unfortunate death of Mr. Dennis Abuda who was killed on Saturday, 30 January, 2021 by his abductors.
Abuda, a Nigerian diasporan based in Atlanta- Georgia was abducted along Benin bypass by unknown gunmen alongside other family members while traveling to Lagos to catch a flight back to US.
NIDCOM boss in a statement by Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, described the incident as very unfortunate, sad and callous.
Dabiri-Erewa called on the security operatives in Edo state to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime and made them face the music so as to serve as a deterrent to others.
She condoled with the family of the deceased by praying unto God to rest the soul of the departed and expose the killers of Abuda as soon as possible.
It was reported that Mr. Abuda alongside his family members left Fugar in Etsako Central Local Government Area at the early hours of Saturday, 30 January, 2021 when they were ambushed by the gunmen.
Abuda whose corpse was discovered during a search operation led by the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Philip Ogbadu on Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 was allegedly shot by his abductors after he slumped while being forced into the forest.
Abuda was abducted alongside his relatives who were lucky and was released on Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 by their abductors.