Terrorists Abduct Eight Returning From Church

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

SUSPECTED terrorists have abducted eight people at Atamka in Owukpa, Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria.

Locals said the incident occurred between Saturday and Sunday when the gunmen laid ambush on people returning from church along Atamka/Ugbudu road linking Obollo Afor in Enugu.

The source said a security man was among the abducted on Saturday, adding that the other seven people were abducted on Sunday while returning from church.

Former chairman of the local government, Prince Samuel Onu confirmed the kidnap on Monday.

He said that there were two incidents of abduction in the area.

“The first incident was on Saturday when a security guard was abducted at Atamka. On Sunday, some people who were on okada and returning from church were ambushed at the same place and taken away by the suspected kidnappers.

“The people actually waylaid eight people but they discovered that one of their victims has a bad leg and could not walk normally, they left him. So, in total, seven people were abducted on Sunday,” he said.

The former chairman said that security men were on the trail of the suspected kidnappers and making frantic efforts to rescue the victims.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Catherine Anene, however said she was yet to get the report.

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