Armed men kidnap another former deputy in Anambra

Gunmen abducted a former member of the Anambra State House Assembly, Benson Nwawulu, in the Ihiala Local Government Area of ​​the state. Mr. Nwawulu was abducted from his home on Sunday. The legislator left the assembly in 2019 at the end of his term. He later ran for and lost an election for the House of Representatives. A family source said that Mr. Nwawulu’s son has contacted some assembly members, who are associates of his father, for financial help. But it is not clear, for now, if his kidnappers have contacted the family for ransom. When contacted, state police spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident. He said police were working hard to locate the suspects and free the former lawmaker. “Since then, the commando has launched an operation aimed at rescuing the victim and arresting the kidnappers,” Ikenga told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday night. Increase in attacks Security in southeastern Nigeria has deteriorated lately with frequent attacks by armed individuals throughout the region. Anambra state has seen some of the worst attacks in the region. Attacks often target security agencies, government officials, and facilities. The latest incident comes about a month after gunmen abducted and then beheaded Nelson Achukwu, another former Anambra State Legislative Assembly lawmaker. Mr. Achukwu, a physically disabled person, was killed on June 21, three weeks after his abduction from his home in Ukpor, a community in the Nnewi South Local Government Area of ​​the state. In May, gunmen kidnapped and then beheaded Okechukwu Okoye, a lawmaker who represented the Aguata 2 constituency in the state assembly. Mr. Okoye was killed on May 21 along with his assistant, Cyril Chiegboka, six days after they were abducted from Aguluzigbo Road, Anaocha Local Government Area in the state. Armed men again kidnapped Uzozie Chukwujekwu, a special adviser to a former chairman of the Nnewi South Council Area, and also shot his only son, just hours after news of Mr. Okoye’s beheading was made public. . In April, five wedding guests were kidnapped by armed men in the Akpo community, Aguata local government area of ​​the state. The Nigerian government has accused the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra of being responsible for the deadly attacks in the region. But the group has repeatedly denied involvement in the attacks. The separatist group is leading the agitation for an independent state of Biafra which they want to separate from the southeast and some parts of south-south Nigeria. The leader of the secessionist group, Nnamdi Kanu, is detained in Abuja where he is facing trial for terrorism. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Armed men kidnap another former deputy in Anambra