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Gunmen Kidnap Benue Commissioner, Three Others

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

He was kidnapped alongside Honourable Agbo Ode, one of his in-laws and the driver.

They were reportedly kidnapped along David Marks Farm, after Akpa Otobi while on their way from Otukpo to Utonkon in Ado Local Government Area of the state.

Ogbu 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 before meeting the unfortunate incident at about 8:45pm on Sunday, 4th December, 2022.

His official vehicle had since been recovered from the scene and taken to the Divisional Police office in Otukpo.

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