Suspected gunmen, Wednesday evening abducted the mother of the House of Representative-elect for Buruku Federal Constituency in Benue State, Orker Jev, in Mbaya, Tombo, Buruku Local Government Area of the state.
According to an eyewitness, the gunmen stormed the compound in a red Toyota car through Tse-Kucha in Gboko LGA, and kidnapped the aged woman after overpowering some members of a vigilance group in the area.
The gunmen also escaped with the victim after a gun duel with some policemen at a checkpoint in the area.
Confirming the incident, Jev, told newsmen that efforts were currently on to bring back her mother.
He however said the gunmen were yet to contact with the family.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Benue State Command, Austin Ezeani, who also confirmed the incident, said efforts are being put in place for her rescue.