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JUST IN: Again, NLC chairman kidnapped

The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Cross River State Comrade Ben Ukpekpi has been reportedly kidnapped.

He was abducted on Sunday night in front of his house at CROSPIL Estate, Akpabuyo, in the outskirt of Calabar.

The abductors took the victim through the river at the bridge head at Atimbo, a source said.

It was the second time Comrade Ukpekpi would be kidnapped in front of his house after the first incident in December 2019.

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Sources revealed that he was kidnapped in the presence of his wife around 8pm Sunday night while standing outside his house.

Immediately the kidnappers zoomed off, the victim’s son got into another car and chased after the kidnappers.

But the gunmen, The Nation learnt, shot at the car tires, bursting them.

The Police Public Relations Officer DSP Irene Ugbo was yet to respond to text messages for confirmation at the time of this report.


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