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Reps member’s aide kidnapped in Cross River

A legislative aide to a House of Representatives member, representing Boki-Ikom Federal Constituency in Cross River has been kidnapped.

Kenneth Abang, the victim is an aide to Rep. Chris Agibe. He was abducted in Betem community in the Biase Local Government Area of the South South.

He was kidnapped alongside his relative, Eunice Abang Monday, January 30.

Abang was said to be traveling to his home town in the Boki Local Government Area when he was abducted.

A relative Fidelis Ekpa explained that Abang was traveling to prepare for his late father’s burial, schedule to hold on February 3 and February 4.

“Mr Kenneth Abang has been kidnapped along the Calabar-Biase highway while traveling to Boki to make preparations for his father’s burial.

“He was kidnapped alongside his relative, Miss Eunice Abang. They took them away and abandoned his car by the roadside.

“This is a double tragedy for us. We were already planning for his father’s burial before this ugly incident occurred.

“I want to appeal to the police, the army, civil defence and the department of state service to come to our aid and rescue our brother and his relative,” Ekpa said.

The spokeswoman of the Cross River State Police Command, SP. Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the abduction in a telephone interview with a NAN correspondent, said that efforts were ongoing to rescue the victims.

“The Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of operations has drafted our men to the area to ensure the release of Abang and his relation.

 Ugbo said: “we are on the matter. I can assure you that efforts are on to rescue the victims and arrest the suspects,” she said.



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