Mr Gabriel Odu-Orji, the Cross Rivers Commissioner for Water Resources at Effionawan Street in Mayne Avenue area of Calabar South was abducted by ssome unidientified gunmen. An eye witness disclosed that these gunmen came in a blue Audi car and picked Mr Odu-Orji as he stepped out to eat in a resturant, then was ordered into his Prado Jeep and they drove away with him. These men also were on mask as this helped to hide their idientity.
ASP Irene Ugbo, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to newsmen in a telephone interview.
“We have received a complaint about the abduction of the Commissioner for Water Resources. He was kidnapped and taken away in his Prado Jeep today. We have deployed our men from the command and those from the intelligence department to all routes in the state with a view to releasing him. As we speak, all check points are thoroughly manned by our men to ensure that he is released safely,’’ Ugbo said.