Patrick Ugbe, a former Cross River state Commissioner of Information and Managing Director of Hit FM Calabar was whisked away by masked gunmenThursday night. He served during the administration of Governor Liyel Imoke, from 2007 to 2015, as his Chief Press Secretary and later Commissioner for Information.
ThisDay reports that Ugbe was abducted at about 8.30p.m. close to the junction leading to the Calabar International Convention Centre (CCCI), while driving back to town after attending a town hall meeting for stakeholders in the state, and the acting President of Nigeria, Osinbajo.
This was done in front of some personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) who attempted to foil the abduction, but could not rescue him because they were not armed.