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23/06/2022 5:16:00 PM

JUST IN: Gunmen abduct Ebonyi monarch

JUST IN: Gunmen abduct Ebonyi monarch

His abductors have yet to contact his family members.

June 23, 20221 min readThe traditional ruler of Isuokoma autonomous community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Eze Ambrose Ogbu, has been abducted by gunmen.The gunmen invaded the monarch’s palace on Wednesday night and whisked him away to an unknown destination, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

A community leader, who did not want his name mentioned in the report because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, confirmed the incident to our reporter in Abakaliki.“He was kidnapped last night at his palace,” he said.“But the kidnappers have not made any contact with the family nor the community. We have been waiting but no contact yet.”

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by June 23, 2022 1 min read The traditional ruler of Isuokoma autonomous community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Eze Ambrose Ogbu, has been abducted by gunmen.Share on Telegram Gunmen have beheaded a former lawmaker in Anambra State.at Okpatu community in Udi Local Government Area of the state.2 min read Gunmen have beheaded a former lawmaker in Anambra State, Nigeria’s South-east.

The gunmen invaded the monarch’s palace on Wednesday night and whisked him away to an unknown destination, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. A community leader, who did not want his name mentioned in the report because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, confirmed the incident to our reporter in Abakaliki. He was, however, released after his abductors realised he was not guilty of the allegation. “He was kidnapped last night at his palace,” he said. Mr Ndukwe, a deputy superintendent of police, said the Forest Guard and Neighborhood Watch personnel assisted the police in the rescue operation. “But the kidnappers have not made any contact with the family nor the community. The victim, Nelson Achukwu, from Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra, was reportedly abducted a few months ago by gunmen who accused him of providing information to military authorities. We have been waiting but no contact yet. The police spokesperson in Anambra State, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES, Wednesday afternoon.

” The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Aliyu Garba, confirmed the incident He said the police were doing “everything possible” to locate and rescue the monarch. Achukwu, a physically-challenged person, was again abducted three weeks ago from his house in the Mkpor community.30 p. Worsening security situation Abduction for ransom is now one of the dominant crimes across various Nigerian cities. Politicians, entrepreneurs, and just anyone with good financial worth, including school children, are easy targets. The police spokesperson in Anambra State, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident on Wednesday. Suspected kidnappers abducted a photojournalist, Uchenna Nwube, who works in Ebonyi Government House, early this month on Okigwe-Aba-Enugu Expressway. “The Command has launched a discreet investigation to fish out the perpetrators,” he said. He was later released, apparently after ransom payment. “His decapitated body was found at the back of Ulasi Rivers and was quickly buried by the family on Tuesday evening as the body was already decomposing. Mr Achukwu is the owner of Nelly Oil & Gas Filling Station in Utuh, another community in the council area.

In Anambra State, still within the South-east, the beheaded body of a former lawmaker was found on Tuesday after gunmen abducted him. About a month ago, a serving lawmaker in Anambra was similarly beheaded after gunmen abducted him. The police spokesperson said the police would not relent in investigating the incident and assured that the suspects would be tracked down. A photojournalist, Uchenna Nwube, who works in Ebonyi Government House, was early this month by suspected kidnappers on Okigwe-Aba-Enugu Expressway. Besides abduction for ransom, states in the South-east have been grappling with deadly attacks by armed men. The attacks, which the Nigerian government blamed on an outlawed group Indigenous People of Biafra, often target police and other security agencies. He represented Nnewi South 2 Constituency in the state assembly during the administration of former governor, Chris Ngige, now Minister of Labour and Employment. . About a month ago, a serving lawmaker in Anambra after gunmen abducted him. The latest attack came exactly one month after gunmen abducted and then beheaded Okechukwu Okoye , a lawmaker representing Aguata 2 Constituency in Anambra State House of Assembly.