From Scholastica Onyeka, Makurdi
Benue state Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Ekpe Ogbu, has been kidnapped.
Our correspondent, gatherer that Ogbu, a former Chairman of Ado Local Government area, in Benue south senatorial district, was kidnapped at the notorious Adankari Junction along the Otukpo-Ado road at about 9pm on Sunday.
It was also gathered that the Hilux van he was traveling in has been recovered by the police in Otukpo and rescue efforts have began.
As at the time of filing this report, no contact has been established with the kidnappers yet.
The Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom, on Security Matters, Lt. Col. Paul Hemba (rtd), confirmed the abduction of Chief Ogbu.
Hemba said a man hunt has been launched to rescue him and arrest the abductors .