The Coalition of Concerned Civil Society Organizations for Truth and Justice has urged the Federal Government and security services to find Labour Party governorship candidate Obiora Agbasimalo, who went missing during the recent governorship election in Anambra.
The organization also issued a seven-day ultimatum to this effect at a news conference held by the Coordinator, Mr Phil Roberts, on Thursday in Abuja.
Agbasimalo and his security detail were kidnapped on Sept. 18 while traveling from Ezinifitte to Azia in Anambra’s Ihiala Local Government Area for an election campaign, according to Roberts.
He added that since then, nothing had been heard of the governorship candidate, and that Agbasimalo’s disappearance had caused anxiety among relatives and friends.
“Whether he is dead or alive, no one knows and all these questions are begging for answers. Who kidnapped Obiora Agbasimalo and how was he kidnapped?
“Already family and friends are seeking for Obiora’s safety and his eventual release from his captors.
“We are as a matter of urgency by this press conference respectfully urging Mr President to direct the Nigerian Police Force, the Department of State Services DSS and other relevant security agencies to get to the root of this matter.
“It is in the interest of the peace and stability of not just the southeast region, but the nation at large.”
Roberts revealed that the group had issued a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari and the country’s security forces, urging them to act quickly to solve the mystery.
He, on the other hand, denounced the kidnapping and urged Nigerians with relevant knowledge on Mr Agbasimalo’s whereabouts to inform security agencies quietly.