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About two weeks after they were officially declared missing upon leaving a wedding at Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have released two of the three victims.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the victims who were kidnapped were Collins Alaefula, Mmadu Promise, and Victor Chibuike.
It was gathered that the two released victims reportedly paid ransoms before their abductors freed them.
Brother to one of the victims, Fortune, told reporters on Saturday that his sibling, Promise and one other were released on Friday by their abductors.
Fortune said, ‘Yes, my brother and one other have been released. They were released on Friday. It was actually a case of kidnap and not missing persons. I don’t know the name of the other person who was released alongside my brother. I have not seen them but I am on my way to where they are.’
The victims who were in a Lexus 330 vehicle were declared missing on August 28 after they left a wedding in Isiala Mbano LGA to Owerri, their base.
After their whereabouts were not unknown, their families declared them missing and reported the situation at a police station in Owerri.
Their kidnappers were said to have contacted their families a few days after and demanded an undisclosed amount as ransom before they would release them.
In another report, Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a prominent traditional ruler in Imo State, Eze Jewel Ndenkwo.
The monarch was kidnapped in front of one of his companies in Owerri, the state capital.
The victim who is the traditional ruler of Isiala Umudi community in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state was abducted on Friday at the high breed area of Owerri.