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Father of Former Speaker Kidnapped

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Posted: Jul 11, 2016 at 4:30 am   /   by   /   comments (1)


Tor Vande-Acka

Makurdi – Tsegba Gbor, father of the former speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives, Terngu Tsegba, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Gboko, Gboko Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State Saturday night.

The kidnappers are yet to make a demand for ransom.

A source said the victim did not pick his phones at the time of the kidnap, which is probably why they were yet to make their demands known to the family.

When Independent visited the family house of the victim behind Stanbic Bank at Adekaa in Gboko, sympathisers were in a sober mood.

It was gathered that the traditional ruler was picked up by his captors in a red Toyota Camry car at about 7pm on Saturday after firing gunshots into the air to scare residents of the area.

The source explained that the kidnappers had arrived at the house of their victim, who is also a kindred head, claiming they were from the Area Commander of the Police in Gboko.

He explained that as the victim came out of the house in his vest and was told that the police he requested to be allowed to take his regalia as a traditional ruler needed him, he was forcefully put in the car and they drove off.

In the process of driving off, the wife of the victim, a 70-year-old wife, held unto the vehicle. They shut the door with her hands and dragged her on the ground in the process before finally letting her go.

She was later treated at the TBT hospital in Gboko after losing two of her finger nails in the ordeal.

Independent gathered that Terngu Tsegba was not at home but when he finally came back at about 4:30pm., he said he has reported the matter to the relevant authorities.

But as at the time of filing in this report, Mr. Moses Yamu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benue State Command, could not be reached for comments.

Comments (1)

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 11:02 pm aeidyorough

    This is unfortunate. We pray for his safety and return alife.

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