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We Were Fed With Paw Paw, Garri – Abducted Benue LG Chairman

Amina Audu, abducted chairman of Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State, who has just regained freedom, says she was fed with pawpaw and garri in captivity.

The council chairman alongside her counterparts of other 22 local government areas of the state had been on suspension since the ascension to power of the present Governor Hyacinth Alia.

She was, however, abducted alongside her driver on the dilapidated Naka-Makurdi road.

Audu, who narrated her ordeal in the kidnappers’ den, told journalists in Makurdi, the state capital, that she was released after spending three days in captivity.

“You know how harrowing it is to be with kidnappers, I cannot even say much now. They (kidnappers) don’t have food in the bush; they only gave us pawpaw and garri to drink,” Audu said.

She explained that the actual sum of money paid as ransom for their freedom was not yet made known to her by those who negotiated their release.

Police Spokeswoman for Benue Command, SP Catherine Anene, had earlier confirmed the abduction of the suspended council chairman.

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