Anambra: Gunmen storm town, abduct one

NEWS DIGEST – A yet-to-be-identified man has been abducted in the town of the former governor of Anambra state and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

The incident happened on Saturday in Nwanchi, Agulu, Anaocha Local Government, Anambra State.

The abducted man who was rescued by police detectives had earlier been put in the booth of his car, a Lexus ES350 saloon.

According to DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations of the State who confirmed the incident said, “Police operatives at about 4 pm, today 25/6/2022 rescued an abducted victim and recovered one Lexus 350 Saloon with Reg. Nos. EPE 316 HE and Ford SUV with Reg Nos. GGE 769 FT along Ezinifite road, Aguata LGA.

“The victim was abducted in the early hours of today at Nwanchi village, Agulu. The abductors forced the victim inside the booth of his Lexus and took off.

He disclosed that following the rescue of the man abducted, whose identity was not immediately disclosed, police commenced operations to arrest the fleeing criminals.

“The Police on receipt of the information intensified patrols and restrategized on operational positioning within the area. This made the hoodlums abandon the victim, his vehicle, their operational vehicle and fled.”

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