US-based Prince Abuda murdered by kidnappers, buried amidst tears, sorrow

The remains of Abuda
The remains of Abuda

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin

The US-based Nigerian, Prince Dennis Abuda, who was kidnapped and killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen has been buried.

He was buried Thursday morning at his country home, in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State.

His remains was conveyed in a wooden casket.

The simple burial ceremony brought sorrow and tears to the faces of many indigenes of the town who watched helplessly as the casket was being brought out of the Toyota Hiase ambulance that conveyed his remains, and lowered six feet below.

Abuda, who came to Nigeria for the Yuletide celebration last year, was kidnapped on Saturday, 30 January, 2021, while on his way to Lagos to catch his flight back to his base in USA.

He was abducted with three others by gunmen who waylaid their blue Toyota Sienna bus at Ahor, a community along Auchi/Benin/Lagos by-pass.

His abductors were said to have shot him dead after he collapsed and could not continue, as they were being dragged him into the forest.

The gunmen however still went ahead to collect the sum of N10 million ransom money from his family members.

His decomposing body was later recovered in the forest by the police on February 2.


  1. This is why these cowards must be stopped at all cost. On this faithful day, how many vehicles were stopped and personal abducted. Why the vehicle conveying him to Lagos that was targeted. It’s obvious, the so called herdsmen targeted him because they know Him. His death is unfortunate, but the house rat is a big question mark. WHO are these non existent herdsmen? These hopeless herdsmen, has created avenue for clean crime in Nigeria. While the police stand and look. Politicians go overseas and careless every voice of reason advocating for state AND local police fell on deaf ears. Locals policing their localities May be more effective.

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