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Ex-DSS official kidnapped in Benue

Suspected gunmen, on Wednesday, reportedly abducted a retired senior official of the Department of State Security (DSS), identified as Peter Unogwu, popularly known as Naraguta, along Otukpo-Utonkon-Igumale road in Benue State.

It was gathered that Unogwu was travelling in his car on Wednesday at about 5:00pm when the abductors intercepted the vehicle and forcefully took him away.

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Eyewitnesses said that the ex-DSS official owned a four star hotel at his Igumale home town which is the headquarters of Ado Local Government Area of the state. Unogwu who was also said to be a former Chief Security Officer at Chevron Nigeria Limited was actually returning to his Igumale home from Otukpo before the sad incident.

It was gathered that there has been no contact with the family of the victim from his abductors as at time of filing this report.

However, Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident, said security operatives were already on the trail of the kidnappers.