Gunmen have abducted a former councilor in Ward 10, Etim Ekpo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, Idongesit Silas Udokang.

The NATION gathered that the hoodlums seized Udonkang, popularly called “Ijebu” from Edem Akai village, while on a visit to his girlfriend in the neigbouring village of Obon Ebot, also in Etim Ekpo LGA.

“The hoodlums stormed the lady’s compound in Obon Ebot village on motorcycles and took the former councilor away at gunpoint.

“They have contacted the family and demanded for N1million,” a family source said.

He said the neigbouring villages including Udianga Enem, Abak Obong, Okoyo, Ikot Mkporikpo, Otoro, Uruk Ata 11, Ikot Udobong and Ikpe have been invaded by cultists following the collapse of “Operation Purge,” a joint task force launched by the state police command, to dislodge the hoodlums.