- The whereabouts of Chief Donatus Okereke, an Igbo chief in the southwestern state of Ondo is unknown
- Okereke was kidnapped by a gang of kidnappers who reportedly stole some of his cash on Monday, November 22
- Reports have it that the Igbo chief is the Eze Ndigbo of Ifon in the Ose local government area in Ondo state
Ifon, Ose LGA, Ondo - Chief Donatus Okereke, the Eze Ndigbo of Ifon in Ose local government in Ondo, was on Monday, November 22, abducted by gunmen.
The Nation reports that Chief Okereke's kidnap was carried out in the same location where the late Oluifon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was recently murdered by some unknown criminals.
According to an Ifon community leader, Olaniyi Eni Olotu, empty bullet shells were found close to the victim's vehicle.
There is also the suspicion that the chief's kidnappers that kidnappers stole some of his money in the attack.
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Northern state belted in fear as gunmen abduct Igbo businessman, Ohanaeze reacts
Meanwhile, Maikunkele community in the Bosso local government area of Minna, Niger was raided on Saturday, November 20, by a gang of gunmen who kidnapped an Igbo businessman.
The attackers gained access into the community through some nearby forests and tried to subdue any form of resistance with gunshots before heading for the victim.
It was gathered that the abduction of the southeast businessman came about one year after an Igbo man died in a similar attack.
While the criminals went about shooting sporadically, residents scampered for safety as many ran into bushes and others took cover in a market.
The incident had been confirmed by the president of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Niger State branch, Chief Emmanuel Ezeugo.
Gunmen dressed in military uniform ambush soldiers in Niger, kill 2, injure others
Two soldiers were killed and several others injured when they were ambushed by some armed men in a recent attack in Niger.
The attack occurred during a rescue mission of 28 members of Madaka community in the state, who were earlier abducted.
It was gathered that about 13 soldiers who sustained injuries were being treated at government facilities in Minna, the state capital. Others whose injuries were more severe have been reportedly taken to Kaduna for serious medical attention.