Depiction - Kidnapping

Depiction ? Kidnapping

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a technician identified as Mr. John Nnamdi as he made to enter his compound located along Zerock road, Umuokahia community, a suburb of Aba, Abia state. gathered that the incident which took place at 10:30pm caused panic among residents of the community who said such incident is rare in the area.

Sources told our correspondent that the kidnappers have contacted Nnamdi?s family demanding N10m ransom before he could be set free.

According to a shop owner in the community who pleaded anonymity, ?The abduction may have been carried out by about four boys who we saw parading the road with a Sports Utility Vehicle in the evening. They moved tro and fro this Zerock road but we didn?t suspect anything until I heared that Nnamdi has been kidnapped.?

A community leader called on the police to come to their aid as crime has increased in the area since the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency sacked drug addicts from their former abode at York Street, Aba and they relocated to the community making life difficult for residents.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Command, ASP Geoffrey Ogbonna said that the incident has not been reported to the police, but assured that the kidnappers would soon be caught as the police have the capacity to track them.

He called on residents of the state to volunteer timely information to the police that could lead to the arrest of criminal elements in their neighbourhood.


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