JUST IN: Appeal Court Judge's wife kidnapped in Cross River

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the wife of the Appeal Court Judge, Ekwele Agube, in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

It was learned that the kidnappers abducted the wife of Justice Ignatius Agube in her shop along Ekorinim Phase II in Calabar on Saturday, at about 8:30 pm

Confirming the incident, Permanent Secretary in charge of Security in the Governor’s Office, Dr Alfred Mboto said the suspected kidnappers numbering about 4 shot at a female relation of the kidnapped Justice’s wife who is currently receiving treatment at the Nigeria Navy Reference Hospital Calabar.

Mboto said all the routes to the areas have been locked down by the security agencies including the riverine corridors, assuring that the suspects are being tracked.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Security (South), Ani Esin also confirmed that one locally made pistol was recovered at the scene where the kidnappers operated.

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