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  • Updated: November 19, 2020

Benue: Nigerian Army Accused Of Abducting BIRS Officials

The Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) has accused the Nigerian Army of abducting five of its tax officials Monday.

The agency had said that unknown gunmen had abducted five of its tax officials in Vandeikya Local Government Area, Benue State.

It also stated that the gunmen sported military uniforms and arrived at the Tse-Mker Inspection point of the agency in a Hilux van and three motorcycles, storming the BIRS' premises.

It added that a series of events followed preceded the abduction of the five staff members: gunshots were fired into the air, and a staff motorcycle was set ablaze.

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However, the intervention of the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, effected the release of the officers.

The BIRS, in a statement, confirmed the release of the five staff members, stating, “Staff of the Benue State Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) abducted yesterday at the Tse-Mker Inspection point today regained freedom.” 

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