- On Tuesday, December 6, unknown gunmen stormed the Ikom-Calabar highway and launched a fresh attack
- This development led to the kidnap of the former Accountant-General of Cross River State, Rose Bassey and three others at the Uyanga-Okomita area
- However, the state police command public relations officer, SP Irene Ugbo, has refused to comment on the unfortunate incident
A former Accountant-General of Cross River State, Rose Bassey, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
The Punch reported that the victim and three others were abducted on Tuesday evening, December 6, at Uyanga-Okomita area of the Ikom-Calabar highway.
What really happened
It was reported that the gunmen forced the passing motorists to stop as they besieged the highway.
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It was gathered that the kidnapped former Accountant-General was travelling with her driver back from her farm at Ekpri Iko after Iwuru in the Biase Local Government Area on Tuesday at around 5pm, Sahara Reporters confirmed.
One of the victims, a popular cleric, Evangelist Edim Edim Omin, was said to have been shot and is receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital.
When contacted, the state police command public relations officer, SP Irene Ugbo, took her call but declined to comment on the issue.
A few days ago, the state commissioner of police, Sule Balarabe, had ordered area commanders and divisional police officers to secure the highway, which had become dangerous as gunmen continued to abduct travellers.
Terror, dismay as commissioner in famous state is kidnapped
Ekpe Ogbu, the Benue state commissioner for housing and urban development, is nowhere to be found at the moment.
Channels TV reports that Ogbu was abducted at Adankari Junction along the Otukpo-Ado Road on Sunday, December 4.
Ogbu's abduction was confirmed by the adviser on security matters to governor Samuel Ortom, Colonel Paul Hemba (retd).
Gunmen kill 3 policemen on duty in Enugu
On Wednesday, September 7, three police officers on night patrol were killed by gunmen in the state.
The sad incident occurred around 10.30pm at Block Bus stop, New Haven in front of a popular supermarket. Eyewitnesses said the shootings lasted less than one minute.
Confirming the incident, Enugu police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said the deceased policemen were on a moving patrol van when the assailants suddenly opened fire on them.