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Septuagenarian kidnapped in Benue

A 75 year-old woman, Mrs Monica Agaku of Tse Agbaragba in Benue State has been kidnapped.

Saturday Tribune gathered that the kidnappers numbering eight, stormed the residence  of the septuagenarian  around 1.00 am on Thursday and whisked her to an unknown destination.

The old woman, according to source,  was fast asleep when the gunmen broke into her house and whisked her away It was gathered that one of her children is a serving military captain.

The  information officer of Konshisha local government, Mr  Endi Tion who confirmed the report said that no information had been received about her whereabouts, adding that the council sole administrator had visited the place.

According to him, “in the early hours of Thursday kidnappers numbering eight stormed the residence of a 75 year, old woman, one Mrs Monica Agaku and took the old woman away.”

The Information Officer said that the council’s  sole administrator, Hon John Ayaku accompanied by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO)  and other security operatives  had visited the Agaku family.

He said the council boss condemned in strong terms the barbaric act of the kidnappers and called on  the police to go all out to fish out the perpetrators of the destardly act.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Moses Yamu confirmed the abduction of the septuagenarian, adding that one person had been apprehended.

While assuring of the prompt rescue of the old woman, the PPRO said the command  was doing everything to ensure the release of the woman.