By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Capt Iniobong Ekong (Rtd) has been abducted.
Ekong was said to have been taken away by soldiers allegedly sent by the GOC of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarham purportedly on a petition written by Senator Akpabio.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, in the state, Mr. Charles Udoh who confirmed the abduction said Capt. Ekong who was picked mid night is being held incommunicado at an unknown location in Port Harcourt.
He recalled; “The COAS has said that the Military had no role to play in the elections. When did it become the duty of the Army to investigate petitions, arrest and detain people?”.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Odiko McDon said the police was yet to receive such information. He however promised to make necessary contacts and swing into investigations.
Meanwhile voters are gathering at various voting units in Uyo, the state capital as at 8am waiting to vote while INEC officials were seen trying to arrange things to commence accreditation of voters.
The City also is calm while security agents including police and army manned roads block on major roads and streets to ensure restrictions of movement order.