Abducted Benue commissioner regains freedom


Ekpe Ogbu, the abducted Benue State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, has regained his freedom.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Catherine Anene confirmed the commissioner’s release Tuesday evening on the command’s media platform.

It was earlier reported that the captors opened talks and demanded N5 million ransom.

The commissioner was said to have been kidnapped at the Adankari Junction along the Otukpo-Ado Road on Saturday.

The state government, who explained that the Hilux van the victim was travelling in had been recovered by the Police in Otukpo on Saturday, vowed to rescue the commissioner unhurt.