Comrade Ben Ukpepi, The 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 online platform by MicBloggynews 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 for anonymous to have revealed that the NLC Chairman was outside taking fresh ventilation with some people, but decided to go in. The afforementioned source further said: ”When he went inside the house he got an unexpected call, because of the noise inside he decided to go outside to take the call that was when his abductors attacked him. “For some minutes they waited for him to enter the house, he did not, they went to check on him, behold, he was nowhere to be found, that was when they realised what had happened.
“They saw his slippers and glasses on the ground without any trace of him, The Bandits also took his phone, his family have been trying to a call across to him through 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 expected information as soon as possible.