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  • Updated: December 05, 2022

Benue Commissioner Kidnapped By Gunmen

The Benue State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Ekpe Ogbu, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Ogbu was kidnapped alongside Honourable Agbo Ode, one of his in-laws and the driver.

The four victims were taken along David Marks Farm, after Akpa Otobi while on their way from Otukpo to Utonkon in Ado Local Government Area of the state.

Ekpe Ogbu

It was gathered that the commissioner had 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.

Ogbu was headed to his village in Ndekma, Utonkon District of Ado LGA after the church programme when the unfortunate incident took place at about 8:45 pm on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

The commissioner's official car has been recovered from the scene and taken to the Divisional Police office in Otukpo.

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