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Former SSS DG's Brother, Abducted By Gunmen In Cross River

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BEVERLY HILLS, September 05, (THEWILL) – Mr. Asuquo Ekpenyong-Ekpe, the older brother of Mr. Ekpenyong Ita, the immediate past Director-General of the state security service (SSS) has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

ASP Hogan Bassey, the Police Public Relations Officer in Cross River confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), which he said occurred at the victim’s residence in Creek Town, Odukpani Local Government Area on Friday.

Bassey also said that the police was on top of the situation. He said that the state police command would facilitate hid release, adding that the police was unaware of any ransom demand.

Ekpenyong-Ekpe was kidnapped at about 4a.m on Friday by unknown gunmen who raided his Creek Town home.

A relative of the victim, Mr. Etim Edet, told NAN in an interview that the gunmen whose number could not be ascertained, gained access to the area in a boat through the creek.

“They gained access through the creek and after abducting him, they disappeared through the creeks also. Soldiers have been sent to the area as we speak,” he added.