The Commissioner said he got to know about the ugly development through a message on his phone detailing that the victims were kidnapped around Akpo community in Aguata Local Council area at about 10pm on Easter Monday.
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Ezeokenwa said: “The following friends of my cousin – Sampson Okafor, Chidozie Eze, Franklin Osuuagu, Chijioke Uduba, Benedict Ozoagwu who visited for his traditional marriage on Monday were kidnapped at gunpoint at about 10pm last night in Udo Village, Akpo (Aguata LGA) along Akpo – Nkpologwu road about 300m to Akpo Junction.
We are yet to establish any contact with the victims.”
The incident has been confirmed by the Police spokesman in Anambra State Toochukwu Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). He said the command has launched an operation to rescue the abducted persons.