Tuesday, January 18

Former Speaker, Duruji, others kidnapped as gunmen attack Imo

Gunmen yet to be identified have abducted a former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji.

According to sources, Duruji was kidnapped in the Ehime Mbano local government area on Saturday at Oriagu while returning from a function.

It was learnt that a businessman in Owerri, known as Ezzybee was also kidnapped.

Ezzybee was said to have been kidnapped on Sunday while on the way to watch a local football match.

Wife of an ex-chairman of Okigwe Local Government Area, Frank Onwunere, was also whisked away by the gunmen.

Meanwhile, some unidentified persons were also kidnapped at Okwelle junction in the Onuimo LGA of the state, and at the Umbomiri junction in the Mbaitoli and Amaraku in the Mbano LGAs of the state.

The worsening spate of kidnappings took place separately between Saturday and Sunday in the state.

When contacted, the police spokesperson for the command, Micheal Abattam, said that the command was on the trail of the kidnappers.

He revealed that one of the victims, who was kidnapped at Ubomiri, had been rescued by the police.

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