Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a prominent politician and businessman, Mr Amaete Akpan Ntuk from Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.
Ntuk was abducted with his wife around 7pm on Saturday, on his way home from Ibom International Airport.
NAN also gathered that the incident occurred at a village in Mkpat Enin Local Government area, near Ikot Abasi.
It was learnt that they were returning home after attending the inauguration of the new Managing Director of the Niger-Delta Development Commission NDDC, Obong Nsima Ekere in Abuja on Friday.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Akwa Ibom ASP Cordelia Nwawe, confirmed the kidnapping, adding that investigation on the incident has commenced.
Ntuk was a former Chairman of Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of the State in 1990, under the National Republican Convention (NRC)