Gunmen kidnap NTA staff and 10 other passengers in Benue


Gunmen intercepted a Benue Links vehicle travelling from Onitsha, Anambra State to Makurdi and kidnapped eleven passengers including a staff of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). 

The incident happened on the Otukpo – Enugu expressway, along Olanyega/Ogbodo road in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State at about 2:30 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2023. 

It was gathered that four other passengers were able to escape, with eleven held hostage at the moment.

The NTA staff identified as Mr. Thomas Tikyaa, who is an accountant, was said to have been transferred from Makurdi Zonal Network Office to Abia state, and was coming to Benue to visit his family, when the incident occurred. 



A letter of complaint, written by the Zonal Director, Pam Dung Nyam, to the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, appealed for quick intervention to rescue the victims.


“I wish to formally report the kidnapping of a Staff of NTA, who was recently redeployed from NTA Network Centre,…

Source: Linda Ikeji