Sunday, 22 May 2022

Gunmen Invade Anambra Community, Abduct Politician, Shoot Only Son


Special Adviser to former chairman of Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Hon. Uzozie Chukwujekwu has been allegedly abducted by gunmen.

The community has been under siege for some time now, with the local government secretariat burnt down earlier this week.

The hoodlums reportedly stormed the Umudiji Umuohama village in their numbers in the early hours of Saturday.

Chukwujekwu was said to have been abducted from his house while his only son was shot on the stomach.

A source said the incident happened around midnight, noting that the rampaging gunmen shot their way into the compound.

The source claimed the gunmen were infuriated following the victim’s reluctance in opening the gate for them.

“They forced their way into the family compound. The only son who was fatally shot in the belly has been rushed to the hospital where he is receiving treatment,” the source added.

The Nation learnt that members of the victim’s church, St Andrew’s Church Umuohama, Ukpor, organised special prayers for his release and quick recovery of his only son.

When contacted, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident, saying rescue operation for the release of the victim has commenced.

He said, “The Anambra State Police Command today 21/5/2022 has embarked on rescue operation for one Uzozie Chukwujekwu from Umudiji, Nnewi South LGA.

“Preliminary information reveals that the abductors in the early hours of today 21/5/2022, invaded the house of the victim and took him away.

“Further information shall be communicated as the situation is being monitored, please.”

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