Gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly seized Amina Audu, the suspended chairman of Okpokwu LGA in Benue State, alongside two others. According to sources in Makurdi, the abduction took place on the Makurdi – Naka road while Audu and her companions were en route to Makurdi.
Allegedly, armed herdsmen halted their vehicle, firing shots before abducting Audu, a relative, and their driver. Witnesses, preferring anonymity, disclosed that after the victims were robbed of their belongings, they were taken into the bush. The assailants then towed the vehicle to a nearby village, while local guards, overpowered by the attackers’ superior firepower, fled the scene, Daily post reports.
Efforts to gather details about the incident from the Benue Police Command spokesperson, SP Catherine Anene, have been unsuccessful as there has been no response to inquiries.