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Imo LG Boss, 2 Others Kidnapped By Gunmen

The Sole Administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Chris Ohizu, have been abducted by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

NIGERIACRIME gathered that the LG boss was kidnapped alongside two other people in the early hours of Friday.

Also, the assailants set his country home, located in the Imoko community in Arondizuogu, on fire.

According to a source, who does not want to be named, the attackers shot Ohizu before whisking him away in their vehicle.

The source said, “The Sole Administrator of Ideato North was kidnapped last night together with two others after burning his house at Imoko community in Arondizuogu. They shot him on the leg before taking him away. This is a man who came back from a hospital recently. I am devastated now.”

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Corroborating the first source’s account, another source confirmed the development while also lamenting the spate of insecurity going on in the area.

He said, “The house of Ideato North SOLAD was burnt down and he was kidnapped with a bullet wound on his leg as I heard.

“I have been making this report since last year and early this year till now no single presence of the police anywhere in Arondizuogu and no single arrest. We are now at the mercy of God.

“I may not post anything about this my town here again because the ones done have not received any attention. Watch how house built with hard earned money with properties were razed down”

This is coming less than one week the residence of the Spokesman of Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, was burnt by gunmen at Akokwa, in same Ideato North.

Also, a man who was about to wed was same last week killed with his brother at Arondizuogu in the Ideato North LGA.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, said he would verify and get back to our correspondent but he had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.

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