Gunmen Abducts Elder Statesman, Prof. Okpe in Benue


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EMERGENCY DIGEST- Unknown gunmen have invaded Benue State abducting the National Vice President of the apex-Idoma sociocultural organization, Ochetoha K’Idoma, Prof. Sylvernus Edache Okpe on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 7 pm, along Otukpo-Otukpa road, on Wednesday.

According to reports, gunmen had ambushed the vehicle of Mr. Okpe while he was returning to his base after attending the National Executive Council Meeting of Ochetoha K’Idoma whisking him away to an unknown destination.

In a statement released by the Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Comrade Abba Patrick Moro, through his media aide, Emmanuel Eche-Ofun John, on Thursday, confirmed the abduction. He also “strongly” condemned the kidnap of Prof. , Sylvernus Edache Okpe.

The Senator called for the immediate release of the elder statesman.

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