The Youth President of the Ohoroh community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, Alex Egedegbe, aka Sabgoga, who was abducted last Tuesday by yet-to-be identified gunmen, has been released unhurt.
The President, Urhobo Progress Union, Youth Wing Worldwide, Efemena Umukoro, made the disclosure in a statement made available to journalists.
Umukoro had last Thursday called on all Urhobo youths to embark on a seven-day prayer and fasting for an end to insecurity and other issues threatening the progress of the ethnic group.
In a statement on his Facebook page on the release of the youth leader, Umukoro said, “He has been released from the den of the kidnappers. To God be the glory. Great things He has done. Tears of Joy!
“Our beloved Urhobo Brother, Comrade Alex Egedegbe, aka Sagboga, has been released from the den of Kidnappers. I just spoke to him on the phone. Oh Lord! We are indeed graceful.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed Egedegbe’s release and promised that the command would not relent in its efforts to uncover the perpetrators of the crime and apprehend them.
The CP stated in a text message, “Yes, Alex Egedegbe was released. We thank God for that. However, we will soon get his abductors.”