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Cross River NLC Chairman Regains Freedom After 82 Days

Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Cross River State, Comrade Ben Ukpepi, has been released by his abductors after 82 days in captivity.

The Cross River State police command on Tuesday confirmed his release.

Police Spokesperson in the state, ASP Irene Ugbo told Channels Television that Ukpepi was released on Monday, June 14.

No information was given on how Ukpepi was released or whether ransom was paid or not.

Ukpepi was kidnapped on Sunday, March 21, 2021, in front of his house at the CROSPIL Estate in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The organised labour in the state was planning strike action over pending labor issues when Ukpepi was kidnapped.

It was the second time Mr. Ukpepi would be kidnapped.


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