The kidnap of the State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ben Ukpepi has been confirmed by the Cross River Police Command, at his residence in Akpabuyo local government area of the state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Calabar.

Ugbo revealed that the NLC Chairman was kidnapped at about 7.30pm on Tuesday night by suspected kidnappers.

In her words, she said,  “The story of the kidnap of the NLC Chairman is true. He was kidnapped in Akpabuyo in his house.
Speaking further, she stated that, “We got the report this morning. The Anti Cultism and Kidnapping Unit are on top of the situation to rescue him,”

A source who pleaded anonymity told NAN on phone that the NLC Chairman was making a phone call within his residence when his abductors took him away.

The source  disclosed that, “His family have been calling his line, but it has been switched off since last night and his abductors have not called up till now,”

Recall, Vanguard earlier reported that the Cross River NLC Chairman was kidnapped from his residence. Vanguard also learned that the incident happened at CROSPIL estate, Akpabuyo, LGA around 7:30 to 8 pm last night (Tuesday).