Some gunmen on Monday abducted a woman, Mrs Blessing Arinze, at her shop in Gboko, Benue State.
The gunmen stormed their victim’s 52 JS Yarka Way, Gboko shop around 12pm.
The Nation learnt that the gunmen, who came in a Lexus Jeep 330 tinted ash blue with government registration number 20 FG 02 BN, missed their target.
A trader, who shares the same shop with the victim, said the gunmen were after the woman’s husband, Chief Chukwudi Arinze, a motorcycle dealer in Gboko.
He said the husband escaped on citing the vehicle.
The gunmen were said to have grabbed a customer they met at the shop but later left him and forced Mrs Arinze into their vehicle after collecting her handset and other valuables.
They zoomed off towards Gondo Aluor road, Gboko shooting sporadically into the air.
“They came demanding to see Chukwudi Arinze but discovered that their target escaped and grabbed his wife and forced her into their vehicle and escaped,” another person said.
Chairman of Gboko Local Government Area, Jacob Iorver , vowed to put an end to criminal activities in Gboko.
Chief Arinze appealed to security agencies to save the life of his wife.
He said he sighted the tinted vehicle coming towards his shop and escaped because he was warned on the mode of operation of the suspected kidnappers. [THE NATION]