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Reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates have it that Dr. Dan Shere, former Secretary to the Enugu State Government, has been abducted by gunmen.
The Eastern Updates gathered that he is among several other commuters kidnapped along the Enugu-Ugwuogo Nike-Nsukka Road on Thursday.
Shere who is a medical doctor served under the administration of former Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the Enugu politician was travelling to Nsukka for a meeting when the gunmen attacked him alongside other travellers.
One of the survivors, who shared a video of the attack, said the gunmen were about eight in number.
‘They shot severally at our vehicle; one of us was hit by the bullets. But our driver managed to move on. We succeeded in taking the victim to the hospital,’ he narrated while thanking God for saving him and four others from the same community.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the kidnappers, who are said to be Fulani herdsmen, have increased their ransom demand on those they earlier picked on Sunday.
‘They earlier demanded the sum of N2m on one of the victims but they have now increased it to N30m. They search the phones of the victims to know their status,” the source said.
Returning students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who were abducted on Sunday are also yet to be freed.
In a related development, Gunmen have killed a police constable, Christopher Ukwuaba, at his residence in Onitsha, in the Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.
This is coming as the hoodlums were reported to have been going from community to community, collecting levies from wealthy individuals and traders in the area.
Community sources, who spoke to our correspondent, said Ukwuaba was killed in his bedroom on Friday, when two hooded gunmen forced his door open and shot him at close range.