Rivers ALGON condemns kidnap of colleague, seeks police intervention

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
May 7th, 2014
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The whereabouts of the Local Government Chairman of Ahaoda-West in Rivers State is yet unknown four days after his abduction.

No contact has also been made to the government or his family by his abductors.

In the meantime, the Rivers State chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, has condemned the development.

Miller was kidnapped over the weekend by some unknown gunmen.

Speaking to journalists after an emergency meeting held in Port Harcourt, state chairman of ALGON, Chimbiko Akarolo said the association was disappointed at the attack on the chief security officer of a Local Government.

Akarolo said the emergency meeting was called to look at the security situation, adding that ALGON would visit the Commissioner of Police and the Director of the State Security Service in an effort to ensure that their kidnapped colleague was safe.

He further called on the abductors to release the chairman unconditionally.

Akarolo, who is also the Local Government Chairman of Port Harcourt City Local Government appealed to the youths to shun violence and ensure peace in the state.

“The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Rivers State condemns the kidnap of our colleague, the Chairman of Ahaoda-West Local Government, Awori Miller and we appeal for his unconditional release.

“We also appeal to the security operatives in the state to ensure the safe release of Awori Miller.

“Let me also use this opportunity to appeal to the youths of our beloved state to imbibe the spirit of dignity in Labour and engage in meaningful activities”, Akarolo said.

The ALGON later visited the Rivers State Police command and the State Security Service office in the state to make formal complaint on the matter and to also seek security tips.

DailyPost reports that 15 out of the 23 Local Government Chairmen in the State were at the meeting.


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