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Abducted wife, housemaid of Ortom’s ex-aide regain freedom



The wife and housemaid of a former Chief of Staff to the immediate past governor of Benue State, Abigail Orbunde and Patience Ogute, respectively, have regained their freedom from kidnappers.

The duo were abducted by gunmen in Makurdi last Friday evening.

Abigail Orbunde, and Patience Ogute, regained their freedom Tuesday after an undisclosed amount was paid as ransom to their abductors who had demanded N100 million.

The captives spent four harrowing days in captivity before their release.

According to family sources they have reunited with some of their family members and will be taken to hospital for immediate medical attention.

Gunmen on Friday, April 12, 2024, attacked  Orbunde, and abducted his wife and house help.

The attack took place along Mobile Barracks-Welfare Quarters road in Makurdi, the state capital at about six pm.

The former Chief of Staff escaped with a gunshot on his right arm while the attackers whisked away his wife and cook.

Mrs Orbunde expressed gratitude to God for what she described as their deliverance and said they walked long distances in the bush without food and water.

Her husband, who is receiving treatment in hospital for gunshot wounds, thanked God and all those who stood with the family through prayers and financial contributions that have secured the release.

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