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Benue state commissioner abducted along Ado-Otukpo road



Chief Dennis Ekpe Ogbu, one of the Commissioners of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has been kidnapped.

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

Ogbu was reportedly 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.

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.

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