Armed gunmen have abducted Hon. Mrs Amina Audu, the suspended chairman of Okpokwu local government council of Benue State.
The gunmen Monday morning blocked Tyolaha Ahume portion of Naka-Makurdi Road in Gwer West forcibly whisked away Mrs Audu and her driver.
It was gathered that the kidnappers overpowered men of the Community Volunteer Guard stationed at the area who on hearing superior gun sounds ran into the bush according to an eyewitness.
The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the incident.
According to the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police (SP) Sewuese Anene, late Monday, investigation was in progress.
The PPRO wrote in a Police-Journalists WhatsApp platform thus, “The kidnap of Hon. Amina Audu is confirmed. Investigation is ongoing please.”
This is the second time in less than two weeks that travellers have been kidnapped at Tyolaha Atume point of the Makurdi-Naka Road.
The deplorable Makurdi-Naka Road has become a nightmare for travellers who face persistent attack by armed gunmen who kill, rob or kidnap people on a daily basis.
Raymond Mbabov, an abductee who said he escaped alongside two others from the kidnappers’ den stated on Monday that 13 other captives were still suffering in the hands of the captors in the bush in Gwer West, National Record reports.