Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Ben Akile on zaki biam on Katsina-Ala road in Benue North-East senatorial district, Benue state.
Ben Akile was on his way from Zakibiam to Katsina-Ala town for PDP zonal meeting with Senator Gabriel Suswam.
The meeting was to discuss and find a way out of the present insecurity situation in the zone.
An eye witness Paul unande told The Nation 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 Ben Akile to an unknown destination.
At press time, the gunmen were yet to contact the family of the victim.