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Unknown gunmen abduct Hit Fm CEO Patrick Ugbe in Calabar



Patrick Ugbe, a former Cross River State Commissioner for Information, and Chief Press Secretary to former governor of Cross River Senator Liyel Imoke, has been abducted by some unidentified gunmen.

Ugbe, who is presently the Managing Director of Hit Fm 95.9, was allegedly kidnapped at about 8.20 p.m.  last night at Ekpo Iso Street, Ikot Ansa, Calabar.

Ekpo Abasi, an eye witness  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Ugbe was taken by five unidentified gunmen who stormed the area in a Toyota Camry car.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident.

“We are aware of the incident. The case has been reported to us.
“We have dispatched our men and those from the Intelligence Department to hunt for the kidnappers and rescue the victim safely,’’ she said.
Aside being Information Commissioner, Ugbe also served as Chief Press Secretary and Commissioner for Youth and Sports in the eight-year tenure of Sen. Liyel Imoke as governor of the state.

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