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BREAKING: Kidnapped wife of Ortom’s former CoS, maid regain freedom



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The wife of Mr. Terwase Orbunde, ex-Chief of Staff to former Governor Samuel Ortom, Mrs. Abigail Orbunde, and her maid Patience Ogute have been freed.

Remember that armed men suspected to be herders last Friday attacked Mr. Orbunde, his wife, and his maid at his farm along Mobile Barracks-Welfare Quarters Road on the outskirts of Makurdi.

The criminal elements who shot the former CoS in the arm whisked away his wife and maid, after which a demand of N100 million ransom was made for their release.

The release of the wife and maid was contained in a statement on the verified social media handle of a close associate of the family, Mr. Tahav Agerzua.

In the statement, Mr. Agerzua said that Mrs. Orbunde and her maid “regained their freedom Tuesday, April 16, 2024, after an undisclosed amount was paid as ransom to their abductors, who had demanded N100 million.”

He added that “the captives spent four harrowing days in captivity before their release. They have reunited with some of their family members and taken to hospital for immediate medical attention.

“Mrs Orbunde expressed gratitude to God for 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 their release.”


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