2 killed, several injured in Enugu APC office attack: Police The Informant247

No fewer than five persons have been kidnapped by unidentified men wielding guns in Anambra State.

According to reports, the abduction took place on Easter Monday in Akpo community, Aguata LGA of the state.

The Informant247 Naija News gathered that five persons had attended a traditional marriage ceremony of a cousin to the Commissioner for Special Duties, Sly Ezeokenwa and were on their way back when they were kidnapped at gunpoint.

The Commissioner, in a message to newsmen, said that the victims were kidnapped at about 10 pm on Monday in Akpo and that no contact has been established with them or the kidnappers.

Ezeokenwa wrote: “The following friends of my cousin – Sampson Okafor, Chidozie Eze, Franklin Osuuagu, Chijioke Uduba, Benedict Ozoagwu who visited for his traditional marriage yesterday (Monday) were kidnapped at gunpoint at about 10pm last night in Udo Village, Akpo (Aguata LGA) along Akpo – Nkpologwu road about 300m to Akpo Junction. We are yet to establish any contact with the victims.”

The spokesperson of the state Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenganyia, confirmed the development.

According to him, the Command has launched an operation to rescue the abducted persons, and that the Commissioner has also been contacted over the claims.

“The Command has already made contact with the Honorable Commissioner for special duties, Mr Sly Ezeonkenwa and operation is currently ongoing for possible rescue of the victims,” he said.

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