Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped the Benue State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Ekpe Ogbu.

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Ogbu was kidnapped on Sunday night alongside one of his in-laws and driver.

They were en route to Utonkon in Ado Local Government Area (LGA) when the incident happened.

The commissioner 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 8:45 pm.

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

Anene Sewuese, Benue police spokesperson, in a statement on Monday, confirmed the attack and said operatives are already on the trail of the criminals.


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