By Abiodun OBA
Unidentified gunmen Saturday morning kidnapped the Caretaker Chairman of Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, Haanongon Gideon alongside some of his aides.
The Council Secretary, Jonathan Modi, confirmed the abduction in a press statement.
The chairman was reportedly abducted with Anyagba, Tongov, in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state on the way to attend the burial of the paramount ruler of Katsina-Ala LG, the Ter Katsina-Ala, Chief Fezaanga Wombo.
His Personal Assistant, Mr. Ior Yuhwam, his driver, and a police officer were those said to be kidnapped with him.
The press statement, said: “The Ukum Local Government Area Executive Council announces the kidnap of the Council Chairman, Rev. Haanongon Gideon, alongside his PA on Administration, Mr Ior Yuhwam, his driver and police officer.
“The ugly incident took place this morning, along Anyagba, Tongov, in Katsina-Ala LGA, of Benue State, around 6:30am, while on the way to attend the burial of the paramount Ruler of Katsina Ala LG, the Ter Katsina-Ala, Chief Fezaanga Wombo.”