Gunmen Kidnap Farmer in Anambra, Shoots Son

Gunmen have abducted a farmer, Chukwujekwu Uzozie, in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The reason for the abduction of Uzozie, a one time Special Adviser to a former Chairman of Nnewi South Local Government Council could not be ascertained as at press time.

Sources said his only son was shot by the assailants who stormed his home in Umudiji Umuohama village, Saturday morning and shot into the air severally before forcing themselves into his compound.

A family source said, Uzozie was taken to an unknown destination and no contact had been made.According to the source, members of St. Andrew’s Church, Umuohama, where the victim worships organised special prayers for his release and quick recovery of his only son.

The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident and said that a manhunt had been launched for the abductors.

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