Ex-DSS DG’s Elder Brother Kidnapped

Ita-EkpenyongChief Asuquo Ekpenyong Ekpe, the elder brother of the immediate past Director General of the Department of State Security, Mr. Ekpenyong Ita, was last night abducted by unknown gunmen in his Creek Town home in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State.
The gunmen whose number could not be ascertained as at the time of this report, were said to have gained access to the area in a boat through the Creek.
“Several armed men just burst into his house on Friday night and whisked them away through the narrow canal here, which is only navigable at high tide, through the main access Creek into the main beach and into the Calabar River from where they disappeared. Soldiers have been sent to the area as we speak”, a source familiar with the incident disclosed.
The state police spokesman, ASP Hogan Bassey, confirmed the development.
He said the police was on top of the situation and would ensure his release, adding that the police was unaware of any ransom demand.