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Abducted Benue commissioner regains freedom – Police

The Police Command in Benue have confirmed the release of the state Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Mr Mathew Abo, who was abducted at his residence in Zaki-Biam on Sept. 24.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Sewuese Anene, confirmed the development on Thursday to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi via a text message.

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Anene said Abo was released in the early hours of Thursday and has been reunited with his family.

Abo had spent 10 days in captivity before regaining his freedom.

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NAN recalls that gunmen came on four motorcycles at about 8 p.m., ordered everyone in the house, including the commissioner’s wife and children, to lie face down, and took him away to an unknown destination on one of the motorcycles. (NAN)

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