Unknown gunmen kidnap Benue commissioner, 3 others


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Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the Benue State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Ekpe Ogbu.

It was learnt that Ogbu got kidnapped at Adankari Junction along the Otukpo-Ado Road on Sunday evening.

The commissioner was kidnapped along Honourable Agbo Ode, one of his in-laws and the driver.

The commissioner was said to be on his way from Otukpo to Utonkon in Ado Local Government Area of the state at the time of the incident.

Colonel Paul Hemba (retd), the adviser on security matters to Governor Samuel Ortom, confirmed the development.

He said that the police have recovered the Toyota Hilux vehicle the commissioner was travelling in at the time he was kidnapped.

Adankari Junction has gained notoriety for being a kidnapping black spot.

A Reverend Father, a Professor of the Benue State University, and a local politician from Otobi have been kidnapped at the junction on different dates.


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