Unknown gunmen abduct Benue Commissioner

Written by on December 5, 2022

The Benue state Commissioner for Housing  and Urban Development, Chief Ekpe Ogbu, was Sunday night reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

It was gathered that Chief Ogbu, a former Special Adviser and Local Government Council Chairman was abducted with two others at about 6pm along Ado-Otukpo road in the South Senatorial District of the state.

According to a local source, the Commissioner who hails from Utonkon in Ado Local Government Area, LGA, was traveling in his official Hilux Van to his home town when he was waylaid and taken away by the armed gang at Adankari Junction in Otukpo LGA.

It was gathered that the Hilux Van the victim was traveling in which was abandoned at the point of kidnap has already been recovered by the Police in Otukpo while the search for him has commenced.

Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene was unsuccessful.



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