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Breaking: Abducted Ortom’s Commissioner Regains Freedom



The Commissioner of Housing and Urban Development in Benue State, Dennis Ekpe Ogbu has regained freedom from his kidnappers.

CityNews gathered that the development was confirmed by the state police command on Tuesday evening.

Recall that the commissioner was abducted on Sunday while on his way from Utonkon along Ado-Otukpo road of the state alongside his aide and driver.

It was reported that the kidnappers abducted them and left behind their Hilux vehicle which was discovered by security operatives.


The commissioner and others were abducted at the Adankari junction of the Ado-Otukpo road.

Police in reaction to the development on Monday had noted that it had launched a manhunt for the kidnappers for possible rescue of the trio.

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The spokesperson of the command, SP Catherine Anene on Tuesday confirmed the release of the commissioner on the command’s media platform.

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Anene, however, did not reveal the details of how the Commissioner regained his freedom and the whereabouts of the other two.

It was not stated if a ransom was paid to the kidnappers for the Benue Commissioner to regain his freedom from his kidnapper’s den.


The spokesperson said, “Benue State Police Command confirms the release of Commissioners for Housing and Urban Development.”

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