Missing NLC chairman kidnapped in Cross River - Police

Missing NLC chairman kidnapped in Cross River - Police

- The police have finally confirmed that Ben Ukpepi, a labour chief earlier declared missing, was kidnapped

- Ukpepi was declared kidnapped in his house in the evening of Tuesday, December 17

- The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) was reportedly making a call when the kidnappers struck

The Nigeria police in Cross River said in the morning of Wednesday, December 18, that the missing chairman of the Nigeria Labour Force (NLC), Ben Ukpepi, was actually kidnapped.

Ukpepi was abducted in his residence in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River state, according to the police.

The spokesperson of the police in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, gave the information in reaction to earlier reports of the NLC chairman's disappearance.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes the police spokesperson as saying the incident happened at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, December 17.

Missing NLC chairman kidnapped in Cross River - Police give update
The police say the NLC chairman was kidnapped from his residence
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“The story of the kidnap of the NLC chairman is true. He was kidnapped in Akpabuyo in his house.

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“We got the report this morning. The anti-cultism and kidnapping unit is on top of the situation to rescue him," the police spokesperson said.

The report quoted a source as saying the NLC chairman was on a call within his residence when the kidnappers struck and took him away.

“His family have been calling his line, but it has been switched off since last night and his abductors have not called up till now,” the source was quoted as saying.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Ukpepi was declared missing with the police spokesperson saying the law enforcement agency was yet to be informed about the incident.

Ugbo had promised that the police would furnish the family of the victims with information about the missing labour chief once such details get to her.

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