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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Panic as Benue Lawyer Get Abducted By 20 Unknown Gunmen

There is confusion as to the whereabouts of Benue lawyer, Mr Terfa Jirgba.

It was gathered that armed men numbering over 20, stormed his residence on Badagry Street in Makurdi in six Toyota Hilux pick up vehicles and whisked away with the lawyer with two of his relatives.

Others say he was arrested by security agents as part of the recent crackdown against former militia leader, Terwase Akwaza having reportedly being his lawyer.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Moses Yanmu, has however said he was yet to be briefed on the matter.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Benue has appealed to security agencies to redouble their efforts to secure the his release.

Chairman of the association, Mr Emmanuel Agbakor, told journalists in Makurdi on Monday that neither the association nor family members of the kidnapped lawyer had been contacted by the abductors.

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