It was reported that gunmen on Wednesday evening in Benue State abducted the mother of the House of Representatives-elect for Buruku Federal Constituency, Orker Jev.
It was gathered that the aged woman, popularly known as Mama Mwuese, was kidnapped at her family house in Mbaya, Tombo, Buruku Local Government Area of the state.
An eyewitness, who simply identified himself as Desmond, reporeters that the gunmen drove in a red Toyota car through Tse-Kucha in Gboko Local Government Area after dismantling a roadblock mounted by vigilante group in the area.
He added that the gunmen, while on their way, also exchanged gunshots with some police operatives at a checkpoint but they managed to escape.
Jev, in a telephone conversation with newsmen said he had been working tirelessly to ensure the release of his abducted mother.
He however said that nobody had yet called him for ransom or gave him any clue as to her whereabouts.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Benue State Command, Austin Ezeani, confirmed the report and said the police had intensified the search for the victim