Armed men kidnap travelers in Anambra

Gunmen abducted around four travelers in Nise community, Awka South Local Government Area Anambra Statesoutheastern Nigeria. The incident occurred around 3:00 p.m. this Sunday in the community market, about seven kilometers from the official residence of Governor Carlos Soludo in Amawbia, a community neighboring the town hall area. Sources said the gunmen robbed the travelers and ransacked a vehicle they were in. They also detained and robbed some area residents before driving off in an SUV belonging to their victims, PREMIUM TIMES has learned. The gunmen were said to have left with around four passengers after the operation, which lasted around 30 minutes. Police spokesman in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES but said only one person was kidnapped. “The information before me shows that a person was abducted at 3:30 pm yesterday (Sunday),” he said. The police spokesman said that after receiving information about the incident, the state Police Commissioner Echeng Echeng immediately deployed some officers to track down the gunmen. “Since then, commando operatives have been on the trail of the kidnappers and the situation is closely monitored,” added Ikenga, deputy superintendent of police. worsening insecurity 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. This latest incident occurred three months after armed men kidnapped five wedding guests in Akpo, a community in the Aguata local government area of ​​the state. The Nigerian government has accused of outlawing the Biafran Indigenous People of being responsible for the deadly attacks in the region. But the group has repeatedly denied involvement. The separatist group is the leader of the agitation for an independent state of Biafra which they want to separate from the south-east and some parts of the south-south of 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 travelers in Anambra