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The Benue Police Command said on Monday that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina Ala, Tsavwua Gborigyo, Concise News reports.

The State Police Public Relations Office, DSP Catherine Anene, told NAN in Makurdi that the provost was abducted during the weekend.

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Anene disclosed that the provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back from a burial.

She said no contact had been established yet with the kidnappers and appealed to the public to assist with any information that would lead to the rescue of the provost.

Sallah: Gov. Ortom Sues For Peace

Meanwhile, in related news, as this year’s Eid-el-Kabir is celebrated, Governor Samuel Ortom has urged Muslims in Benue State to intensify prayers for the unity and peace of the country.

The Governor says there is no alternative to peace, as it is only in an atmosphere devoid of violence that meaningful development takes place.

He says it is the duty of religious organisations to always call on God to intervene in affairs of the country and cause peace to prevail.

The Governor describes as unfortunate, the situation where security operatives have also become victims of attacks, and says the development calls for worry and deserves to be urgently addressed.

Governor Ortom advises Muslims to be tolerant and live harmoniously with people of other faiths and to commit themselves to the Holy Prophet’s injunctions of piety, honesty and charity.

He tasks Benue people in general to commit themselves to the sustenance of democracy as the best form of government, irrespective of its perceived shortcomings.

The Governor wishes the people of the state joyful Eid-el-Kabir celebration.