ASP Hogan Bassey, Police Public Relations Officer in Cross River State, confirmed the incident which he said occurred at the victim’s residence in Creek Town, Odukpani Local Government Area on Friday.
Bassey said that the police were on top of the situation.
He said that the state police command would ensure his release without any harm and re-unite with his family.
He added that the police were unaware of any ransom demand.
Ekpenyong-Ekpe was kidnapped at about 4a.m on Friday by unknown gunmen who raided his Creek Town home.
A relative of the victim, Mr Etim Edet, told NAN in an interview that the gunmen whose number could not be ascertained, gained access to the area in a boat through the creek.
Edet said “several armed men just burst into his house at about 4 a.m on Friday and whisked him away through the narrow canal here.
“They gained access through the creek and after abducting him, they disappeared through the creeks also. Soldiers have been sent to the area as we speak,” he added.