Chief Donatus Nwankpa, the abducted chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, has reportedly been released by his abductors.
The state publicity secretary of the party, Benedict Godson, told the Punch newspaper on Friday, February 1, that Nwankpa was released by his abductors on Thursday night, January 31.
Godson said Nwankpa who was kidnapped on Monday night, January 28, on his way to Aba, was released without any ransom.
The party’s spokesperson noted that the APC chieftain was released after members of the party pleaded with his abductors to also release him unconditionally on the grounds that he is a good man that is loved by all.
“We thank God for his safe return and we appreciate all those who, in one way or the other, contributed to his safe return," the party’s spokesperson said.
“We also want to thank our governorship candidate and other leaders of the party in the state for standing with us since he was kidnapped."
Legit.ng had reported on the kidnap of Chief Donatus Nwankpa, which was said to have occurred ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned visit to Abia state for a re-election campaign.
The police command in Abia had also confirmed the abduction of the chairman. The police public relations officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the command was aware of the incident.
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