A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Chinedu Eleliam, has been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen in Imo state.
The incident came barely 48 hours after Captain Tony Enoch, a kinsman of Governor Hope Uzodimma and the Presidential campaign council chairman for APC 2023 Presidential election in Oru East Local Government Area was shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
The kidnapped APC stalwart is the APC Chairman in Umuarugo Village Umueze ll, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, The Nation reports.
It was gathered his abductors trailed the APC chieftain on two vehicles until they got to his house on Wednesday night where they fired several gunshots to scare people away in the area before bundling him into a waiting vehicle to an unknown destination.
A community source, who didn’t want to be named, said: “The party chieftain was seized by the gunmen and bundled into their waiting car, adding that they fired gunshots into the air and drove off.”
He said after shooting sporadically in the area the hoodlums whisked the APC chieftain to an unknown destination.
As of the time of filing this report, associates and family of the abducted politician said the kidnappers were yet to make any contact to make demands.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Imo State Command, Henry Okoye confirmed the abduction.
He said: “Yes there is a report that the man was kidnapped on Wednesday but what I can not say is whether he is an APC, PDP or LP member. We are currently investigating the incident, our anti-kidnapping unit has commenced investigation to bring the perpetrators to book.”