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Gunmen Kidnap Benue Information Commissioner


Unknown gunmen have abducted Benue State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Matthew Abo


It was gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday night at about 10pm when the armed men invaded the Commissioner’s residence in Zaki-Biam, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area of the state.




According to an eye-witness, the gunmen who invaded the area on four motorcycles, forcefully entered the commissioner’s house shooting sporadically.


The assailants ordered everyone in the house, including the Commissioner‘s wife and children to lie face down, after which they whisked him away to an unknown destination.



The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Hyacinth Alia, Sir Tersoo Kula confirmed the incident on Monday.



Abo was one of the 17 Commissioners sworn-in as a member of the Benue State Executive Council on August 29, 2023.

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