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Gunmen intercepted a Benue Links automobile travelling from Onitsha, Anambra State to Makurdi and kidnapped eleven passengers together with a staff of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).   The incident occurred on the Otukpo Enugu expressway, alongside Olanyega/Ogbodo highway in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State at about 2:30 pm on Sunday, (*10*) 17, 2023.   It was gathered that 4 other passengers have been capable of escape, with eleven held hostage for the time being.  The NTA staff recognized as Mr. Thomas Tikyaa, who’s an accountant, was stated to have been transferred from Makurdi Zonal Network Office to Abia state, and was coming to Benue to go to his household, when the incident occurred.   A letter of criticism, written by the Zonal Director, Pam Dung Nyam, to the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, appealed for fast intervention to rescue the victims. I want to formally report the kidnapping of a Staff of NTA, who was not too long ago redeployed from NTA Network Centre, Makurdi, to NTA, Abia State, Nyam stated. The ugly incident occurred round 10:00pm yesterday, 17 (*10*) 2023 between Ogbokolo and Otukpa on his approach to Makurdi to go to his household whereas onboard Benue Links Bus,  Mr. Nyam famous that the NTA household will probably be blissful if the sufferer is rescued and safely returned to his household.  A staff of NTA who didn’t wish to be talked about informed newsmen that the abductors had contacted Tikyaa’s household and demanded N50m ransom, which was later lowered to N10m.   Spokesperson of the state Police Command, SP Sewuese Anene, who confirmed the kidnap, stated investigation is ongoing to unravel these liable for the crime at the same time as she did point out the variety of victims in the automobile.   The submit Gunmen kidnap NTA staff and 10 other passengers in Benue appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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