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UKPOR SIEGE: Unknown Gunmen Abduct Anambra Politician, Shot Only Son



Gunmen in Anambra

By Chinecherem

SPECIAL Adviser to the former chairman of Nnewi South council area of Anambra State, Hon. Uzozie Chukwujekwu has been allegedly abducted by gunmen in Umudiji Umuohama village, Ukpor.

The community has been under siege for some time now, with the local government Secretariat located in the town burnt down early this week.

The hoodlums reportedly stormed the area in their numbers in the early hours of Saturday.

Hon. Chukwujekwu was allegedly kidnapped from his house and his only son was fatally shot in the stomach.

A source said the incident happened around 12 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.

It was gathered that members of St Andrew’s Church Umuohama, Ukpor, where the victim worshipped have organized special prayers for his release and quick recovery of his only son.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga said he was yet to receive the report. He however assured to reach back to the reporter.

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