In a positive turn of events, Mathew Abo, the Benue State Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, has been freed from his captors.
Abo was abducted by armed gunmen on Sunday from his residence in Zaki-Biam, a rural town known for hosting the largest yam market in the country. The abduction marked a distressing incident that sent shockwaves through the community.
The gunmen, arriving on four motorcycles, descended upon Abo’s home, where they ordered everyone, including his wife and children, to lie face down. Following this, they seized the commissioner and sped away to an undisclosed location on one of the motorcycles.
However, in the early hours of Thursday, a glimmer of hope emerged as Mathew Abo was reunited with his family around 1:00 am. His release brought relief and joy to those concerned about his safety.
It is important to note that at this time, it remains unclear whether any ransom was paid for his release. Further details on the circumstances surrounding his freedom are expected to emerge in due course.
This incident serves as a reminder of the challenges posed by insecurity in certain regions and the need for continued efforts to ensure the safety and security of all citizens.
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