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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped a Catholic priest at the popular Nnobi roundabout in Idemili South local government area of Anambra State which became a den for hoodlums in the hey days of kidnapping in the state.
The clergyman was reported to have to been driving a Lexus FX 300 with plate number Anambra GDD 882 PW at the time of the incident.
According to an eye witness who spoke to The Eastern Updates, the priest, who is yet to be identified, was heading towards Awka-Etiti, a neighbouring community, when the hoodlums surrounded him and bundled him into their car.
The eye witness said: ‘The victim had stopped his car at the Nnobi Junction to buy some fruits when his telephone rang. He was still answering the call and looking around for the caller when he was double-crossed by another car whose occupants were armed to the teeth.’
‘The assailants forcefully bundled him into their jeep, leaving his car steaming before driving off.
‘The incident disrupted activities in the market as the hoodlums shot indiscriminately into the air.’
There were, however, no casualties although some people sustained minor injuries as they ran in different directions for safety.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Tochukwu Ikenga said the matter had not been reported to the police command.