The Governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia, on Monday strongly condemned the “barbaric” and “unacceptable” kidnap of the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Matthew Abo; and former Chairman Ukum LGA, Iorwashima Erukaa.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Benue State, Tersoo Kula, in a statement, said Abo was kidnapped by gunmen in his Sankara home at about 8 pm on Sunday, while Erukaa was abducted on Monday, September 25th, 2023

While Abo was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in his Sankara home at about 8pm, Sunday, September 24th, 2023, Erukaa was also taken away by a yet to be identified gunmen on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023.

The Governor who described the act as barbaric, condemnable and unacceptable, has already detailed security agencies to immediately commence operations to ensure the safe release of the duo.