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Benue Ex-education Secretary Abducted

Yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped a former Education Secretary of Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State, Mr Sunday Ajeh.

It was gathered that the assailants whisked Ajeh to an unknown destination at about 6:30 pm when the victim was returning from the burial ceremony at nearby Otukpa village.

According to the source, “we learnt that the armed men stopped him after barricading the road at Agada Hill just a stone’s throw from Adum Oko village in the Orokam axis of the LGA.

“They took him away and abandoned his vehicle at the roadside. People only discovered that he had been kidnapped when they saw his abandoned car and the manner in which it was abandoned without any trace of him.

“An alarm was immediately raised and the youths of the area embarked on a search for him, but as we speak no one knows who took him and where they took him to.

“Even as we speak, his abductors have not established contact with his family; no one knows the motive of those who kidnapped him and they have also not demanded ransom from his family members.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent, SP, Catherine Anene said she was yet to receive details of the incident.

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The Ogbadibo axis of the state has become notorious for the abduction of commuters and travelers by armed men who usually takeover major roads in that axis in broad daylight and kidnap their victims for ransom.

Meanwhile, four suspected kidnappers have again been arrested in Taraba State.

The arrest is coming barely two weeks after 20 suspected kidnappers were paraded before journalists in Jalingo, the State capital, by the police command.

Confirming the breakthrough via a press statement made available to journalists, the command spokesperson, Abdullahi Usman, gave the names of the arrested suspects as: Babangida Yakubu, Sunday Nuyama, Layanu Kamu and Emma Ezekiel.

He confirmed that the suspects are all indigenes of the State, adding that they were arrested on the 27th of this month in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of the State.

The arrest was said to have been carried out by the Special Taskforce attached to the State Police Command following a tip off by some good Samaritans.

Weapons recovered from the suspects, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, are: one fabricated beretta pistol, one locally made pistol and one 9mm live ammunition.

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