Listen to article
Some yet-to-be-identified Gunmen yesterday, abducted a businessman whose name was given as Uzoezie in Ukpor community, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The victim’s only son was said to have been shot by the suspected criminals who stormed his home in Umudiji, Umuohama village. They reportedly shot into the air severally before forcing themselves into the victim’s compound.
A family source who pleaded anonymity said Uzozie was taken to an unknown destination, and no contact had been made while the son who was badly wounded was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.
The source said that the incident happened around midnight, noting that the rampaging gunmen made their way into the victims’ compound.
The source said members of St Andrew’s Church, Umuohama, where the victims worshipped had organised special prayers for the release of the kidnap victim and the quick recovery of the injured victim.
“Uzoezie was abducted from his house this evening. His only son was shot and has been taken to the hospital.”
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, saying that a manhunt had been launched to apprehend the abductors, and rescue the victim.
Meanwhile, there was a mild pandemonium at the Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State as Gunmen attacked the country home of the Chairman of the Local Government Area, Steve Orogwu, killing three of his relatives.
The gunmen also felled a security guard who was on duty and burnt down the family house of the Orogwus.
The council chairman was not at home when the attack occurred. A source close to Mr Orogwu said the hoodlums stormed the chairman’s home in Ekpaomaka late Tuesday night.