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PDP chieftain abducted by gunmen in Benue

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Unknown gunmen on Sunday, abducted a Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) chieftain, Ben Akile, along Zaki-Biam-Katsina-Ala road in Benue North-East senatorial district, Benue state.

It was gathered that Akile was on his way from Zaki Biam to Katsina-Ala town for PDP zonal meeting with Senator Gabriel Suswam when he was abducted.

The meeting was to discuss and find a way out of the present insecurity situation in the zone.

An eyewitness, Paul Unande, revealed that the victim, his aide and some PDP members were travelling in a vehicle belonging to the State PDP Legal Adviser, Barr. Tela Mue, when the gunmen waylaid them on the way.

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“They shot at them from the bush, robbed them of cash and other valuable before taking Ben Akile to an unknown destination,” Unande said.

At press time, the gunmen were yet to contact the family of the victim.

Speaking with Press, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anene Sewuese Catherine, said the police have not received such information.

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