Unknown gunmen have abducted Anne Unenge, wife of Benue State Commissioner of Lands and Survey.
She was said to have been abducted on Thursday in Makurdi, the state capital.
According to Daily Trust, witnesses alleged that the commissioner’s wife could have been trailed by her abductors who forcefully took her away at about 6:00pm shortly after she returned to Makurdi from Daudu, a community located about 25kilometre from the state capital, where she had reportedly gone to visit her parents.
It was also gathered that the abductors went away with a new model Toyota Highlander vehicle which the woman was driving in at the time of her abduction.
Witnesses further said the woman struggled with her abductors by trying to open the door of the vehicle around the traffic light near the ‘B’ Division Police Station in Makurdi, but her captors fired gunshots sporadically to scare people away.
It was further learnt that she screamed repeatedly to attract people’s attention, but the kidnappers sped off with her before those within the area could do anything to stop them.
Speaking on the incident, Catherine Anene, spokesperson of the Benue State police command, however, said a case of a missing person, and not abduction, was reported by her family.
Anene said though the police intelligence is suspecting the incident as a kidnap case, there is no sufficient evidence to back up the claims that she was abducted.
“We [police] were told she had left the house going somewhere and the family didn’t see her again so they reported a case of a missing person,” Anene said.