Insecurity: Gunmen Kidnap Wife Of Benue Commissioner


Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Mrs.Ann Unenge , wife of the Benue State Commissioner for Lands and Survey , in Makurdi, the state capital. Mrs. Unenge was seized at about 6pm on Thursday, a few days after two other women were kidnapped in the city.

A family source said the victim was abducted soon after she returned from a visit to her parents at Daudu town on the outskirts of Makurdi. The gunmen drove her away in the same Toyota Highlander which she had driven to her parents’.

Sources said she had tried to jump down from the vehicle and escape at B.Division junction when the bandits confronted her. The gunmen responded by shooting sporadically into the air to scare away passerby .

She was heard shouting as they drove her away. Only on Sunday, two women , Clare Dzuachii and Glady were abducted at the new GRA, Makurdi. The adductors demanded a ransom of #50 million. Clare however regained her freedom on Thursday evening.

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Police spokesperson Kate Sewuese Anene told The Nation on phone that she was not aware of the latest abduction.

However , the security adviser to the governor Col. Paul Hemba (rtd) told The Nation promised to talk to the press later on the issue.

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