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Gunmen Abduct Ex-councillor In Akwa Ibom

A former councilor in Ward 10, Etim Ekpo local government, Akwa Ibom state, Idongesit Silas Udokang, has been kidnapped by some unknown gunmen.

The gunmen abducted Udonkang, popularly called ‘Ijebu,’ from Edem Akai, while he was visiting his girlfriend in neighbouring Obon Ebot, also in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area.

“The hoodlums stormed the woman’s compound and took the former Councillor away at gunpoint.

“They have contacted the family and demanded N1 million,” a family source told newsmen.

He explained that the neigbouring villages, including Udianga Enem, Abak Obong, Okoyo, Ikot Mkporikpo, Otoro, Uruk Ata 11, Ikot Udobong and Ikpe, have become cultists’ den following collapse of “Operation Purge”, a Joint Task Force, JTF, launched by the police command, to dislodge the hoodlums.

“They broke into two compounds yesterday and carted people’s belongings in the wee hours of the night in Udianga Enem village, forcing people to escape into Churches”, he lamented, adding that “some policemen posted on routine surveillance are now on the Ikot Mkporikpo and Ikot Nya portion of the Etim Ekpo-Iwukem highway, to extort monies from motorists”.

Elkana Bala, the state Police spokesman a deputy superintendent, DSP, said the new spokesman will issue a statement on it.

 

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