Nigerian Deputy Governor Attacked

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Ben Akile, Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) chieftain on Zakibiam on Katsina-Ala road in the Benue North-East senatorial district, Benue state.

Eye9ja understands that Ben Akile was on his way from Zakibiam to Katsina-Ala town for the PDP zonal meeting with Senator Gabriel Suswam before his abduction.

The meeting was to discuss and find a way out of the present insecurity situation in the zone.

Report shows that the victim, his aide and some PDP members were travelling to Katsina-Ala in a vehicle belonging to the State PDP Legal Adviser, Barr. Tela Mue when gunmen waylaid them on the way.

He said they shot at them from the bush, robbed them of cash and other valuable before taking whisking away Ben Akile to a yet-to-be-identified destination.

As at the time of this report, the gunmen were yet to contact the family of the victim.

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