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Abducted Benue State Commissioner Has Been Released

Mathew Abo, the abducted Benue State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, has been released from captivity.

Abo who was abducted by gunmen on Sunday in his residence at Zaki-Biam, regained his freedom in the early hours of Thursday.

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Recall the commissioner was abducted by gunmen who rode on four motorcycles to his house in Zaki-Biam, a rural town famous for being the largest yam market in the country.

It was gathered that the gunmen arrived at Abo’s residence, and ordered everyone, including his wife and children, to lie face down, after which they took him away to an unknown destination on one of the motorcycles.

According to a close family source who spoke on the commissioner’s release, Abo reunited with his family around 1:00 am on Thursday.The source which was quoted by Punch was however unable to verify whether any ransom was paid before his release.

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