Tue, 5 Dec 2023


Unknown gunmen kidnap Benue state Commissioner, three others 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 5 Dec 2022   ||   Nigeria,

The Benue State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Ekpe Ogbu, has been abducted alongside Honourable Agbo Ode, one of his in-laws and the driver.
It was learnt that the kidnap incident took place on Sunday night, December 4, at about 8.45pm.
CEOAFRICA gathered that they were kidnapped along David Marks Farm, after Akpa Otobi while on their way from Otukpo to Utonkon in Ado Local Government Area of Benue state.
The commissioner was said to have attended a Church programme, where Senator Abba Moro, representing Benue South Senatorial district, dedicated his newly inaugurated Campaign Council to God at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Otukpo and was going to his village in NDEKMA, Utonkon District of Ado LGA after the Church programme when the gunmen who laid an ambush struck and whisked them away.
The state police have since recovered his official vehicle and deposited it at the Divisional Police office in Otukpo and efforts are currently being made to rescue the victims unhurt.


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