‘They Gave Us Pawpaw and Garri’ — Former Benue LG Boss Recounts Ordeal with Kidnappers

Amina Audu, former chairman of Okpokwu local council in Benue State has recounted her ordeal in the hands of her abductors.

The local politician was kidnapped a few days ago when travelling through the Naka Makurdi.

Audu in a telephone interview with City Round FM, explained how her abductors only fed them with Garri and Pawpaw.

“You know how harrowing it is to be with kidnappers, I cannot even say much now,” she said. “They (kidnappers) don’t have food in the bush, they only gave us pawpaw and garri to drink.”

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The former local government chairperson revealed that certain individuals negotiated their release but failed to disclose the amount paid in ransom.

“I cannot say how much because I have not discussed that with those who negotiated our release,” she told the popular radio in Benue.

Catherine Anene, spokesperson for Benue Police Command told WikkiTimes that there was no information on the release of the former local government chairperson. She explained that efforts made to reach the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) were unsuccessful, but promised to give feedback later.

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