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Published On: Fri, Jan 17th, 2020

Gunmen abduct former DSS boss in Benue

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From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi

Heavily armed kidnappers, on Thursday, abducted a retired senior officer of the Department of State Security (DSS), Peter Unogwu popularly known as Naraguta in Benue State.
The victim, who operates a four star hotel in Igumale, headquarters of Ado local government area of the state, was said to be travelling on the Otukpo-Utonkon- Igumale Road when the kidnappers waylaid his car and forcefully took him to an unknown place.
A source who simply identified himself as Onazi Agbo, told our correspondent on phone, that the former Chief Security Officer of Chevron Nigeria Limited, was Kidnapped right in front of Igumale cement factory in Ado Local Government Area of the state on his way back from Otukpo to Igumale at about 5pm on Wednesday.
Mr. Agbo called on security agencies to intervene in the security challenges confronting Igumale community , saying the local government head quarter is no longer save for them as kidnapping had become a routine.
Naraguta abduction is coming barely one month after a popular businessman from the area was kidnapped and made to paid Millions of naira before he was released from the kidnappers den.
However, as at the time of filing this report, the kidnappers were yet to open discussion with the family of the victim.
Our correspondent gathered that this is the third time in six months that this kind of incident would happen in Igumale area of the state.
When connected, the Police public relations officer for Benue state command, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident, saying police are already on the trail of the kidnappers.
“The former DSS man was kidnapped yesterday. Our men are already trailing the kidnappers”, she said.

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