The Fugar Progressive Union (FPU), the apex socio-cultural umbrella body of all Fugar people (Fugarians) of Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, worldwide, has appealed to the Federal Government of Nigeria to direct the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and all the other security agencies operating in Edo State to unravel and bring killers of Prince Dennis Eloniyo Abuda to justice within the shortest possible time.
The deceased was the President of Fugar America Foundation, an affiliate and partner of the FPU and also an American citizen.
He was kidnapped on Saturday 30th January 2021 by suspected kidnappers alongside two other colleagues; Chief David Ogheakhe and Mr. Richard Bologi around Ahor village along the Benin bye-pass in Edo State.
The trio were on their way to Lagos State, where the deceased was due to take his return flight to his base in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America to rejoin his family, after the celebration of the yuletide season in Fugar.
While condemning in its entirety, the gruesome murder of Abuda, the FPU, in a statement signed by its
National Publicity Secretary, Solomon Obomighie, also called on the Government of the United States of America to intervene by supporting the government of Nigeria in this regard.
“We also appeal to the Governor of Edo State to continue to work with the relevant stakeholders to strengthen the security network to protect Fugarians, Fugar and the entire citizens of the state from the incessant attacks by these criminal elements.
“Prince Eloniyo Abuda was one of our finest from Fugar and Edo state and we must not allow him to die in vain, we, therefore, call on the Edo State Government and the Etsako Central Local Government Authority, to immortalise Prince Dennis Eloniyo Abuda and most importantly use his death as an opportunity to put an end to the Security nightmare of Fugarians, the residents of the state and travellers across the State.”