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Governor Alia Condemns ‘Barbaric’ Abduction Of Benue Commissioner, Ex-LG Chairman

The Governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia, has strongly condemned the “barbaric” and “unacceptable” kidnap of the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Matthew Abo; and former Chairman Ukum LGA, Iorwashima Erukaa.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Benue State, Tersoo Kula, in a statement, said Abo was kidnapped by gunmen in his Sankara home at about 8 pm on Sunday, while Erukaa was abducted on Saturday.

The statement revealed that since taking the duo to “yet-to-be-identified locations”, the kidnappers have made contact with the family of Erukaa but are yet to make contact with Abo’s family.

Describing the act as barbaric, condemnable and unacceptable, Governor Alia called on the people of the state to remain calm, as his administration will do everything to make the state safe for all, adding that he has detailed security agencies to immediately commence operations to ensure the safe release of both men.

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