Benue Commissioner Kidnapped By Gunmen

Chief Dennis Ekpe Ogbu, a serving Commissioner in the cabinet of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has been kidnapped.

The victim who currently serves as Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development was abducted on Ado-Otukpo road in the state.

Ogbu was said to be traveling to his Ado, home local government when the captors forced his Hilux vehicle to a halt at Adankari junction about 9pm and whisked him away.

Our correspondent gathered that while the police have recovered the Hilux van, the whereabouts of the commissioner is yet unknown.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on telephone.

“Incident confirmed, we are on our way to the area, I will give you more information when we get there,” Anene said.

Kidnappings, killings have been on the rise in different parts of the country despite government’s repeated assurances that security agencies are on top of the situation.

(Daily Trust)