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Comrade Ben Ukpepi, the d Chairman of the Cross River state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

A report monitored on Vanguard Newspaper by Naija News, says Ukpepi was kidnapped at his residence at CROSPIL estate, Akpabuyo, LGA at about 7:30 to 8 pm last night(Tuesday), December 17.

The newspaper quoted a source who pleaded anonymity to have revealed that the NLC Chairman was outside taking fresh air with some people, but decided to go in.

The source said: ”When he went inside the house he got a call, because of the noise inside he decided to go outside to take the call that was when his abductors struck.

“For some minutes they waited for him to enter the house, he did not, they went to check on him, low and behold, he was nowhere to be found, that was when the realised what had happened.

“They saw his slippers and glasses on the ground without any trace of him, his abductors also took his phone, his family have been calling his line, but it has been switched off since last night. And his abductors have not called up till now,” the source said.

When contacted, the Cross River Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Irene Ugbo, said she was yet to get any briefing on that.

DSP Ugbo promised to get back to our Correspondent with more information as soon as possible.

Source: Naija News

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