Saturday, September 5, 2015 8:23 pm
The elder brother to Mr Ekpenyong Ita, the former Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been abducted by unidentified gunmen.
ASP Hogan Bassey, the Police Public Relations Officer in Cross River confirmed the incident which he said occurred at Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong-Ekpe residence in Creek Town, Odukpani Local Government Area on Friday..
Bassey also said that the police were on top of the situation.
He said that the state police command would ensure Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong-Ekpe’s release without any harm and re-united with his family.
He added that the police were unaware of any ransom demand.
Ekpenyong-Ekpe was kidnapped at about 4a.m on Friday by unknown gunmen who raided his Creek Town home.
A relative of the victim, Mr Etim Edet, told NAN in an interview that the gunmen whose number could not be ascertained, gained access to the area in a boat through the creek.
Edet said “several armed men just burst into his house at about 4 a.m Friday morning and whisked him away through the narrow canal here.
“They gained access through the creek and after abducting him, they disappeared through the creeks also. Soldiers have been sent to the area as we speak,” he added.