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Bad News as Brother To Former DSS DG, Ekpeyong Kidnapped (Retweet Please)

A community leader in Creek Town, Odukpani
Local Government area of Cross River State,
Chief Asuquo Ekpenyong Ekpe, has been
kidnapped.
Sources said Ekpe, the elder brother of the
former Director General of the Department of
State Services (DSS), Chief Ekpenyong Ita,
was kidnapped in his Creek Town residence
in the early hours of Saturday at about 4.00
am.
Initially, rumours had made the rounds that
his wife was also kidnapped, but the police
debunked the claims, saying that it was only
Ekpe that was kidnapped.
Source told THISDAY that Ekpe was
kidnapped by some unknown gunmen who
arrived in their speedboats and stormed his
residence in the community in the dark hours
through the creeks, when the tide of the
Calabar River estuary was high.
The sources said the gunmen, whose number
could not be immediately ascertained,
escaped with their captive through a narrow
canal, perhaps the same route they came
into the community.
The source said soldiers who were drafted to
the Creek Town jetty after a previous kidnap
episode in the community were at still at
their duty post when the latest kidnap
happened.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)
for the state police command, Mr. Hogan
Bassey, confirmed the kidnap of Ekpe.
Bassey said the police was aware of the
incident and were on top of the situation.

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