- A piece of news that would create shock amongst loved ones and colleagues is the abduction of the Ebonyi Government House cameraman
- This is as Uchenna Nwube was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Wednesday and the abductors are demanding fifty million naira as ransom
- Meanwhile, kidnapping in the southeastern region of the country has become worrisome as travelers are now scared of using the nation's major highways which is where gunmen carried out their heinous activities
This development has opened up a series of discussions among Journalists and Staff of the Government as to the safety of the abductee.
Ebonyi State Government House Cameraman, Mr. Uchenna Nwube has been reportedly abducted by suspected kidnappers along Okigwe-Aba-Enugu Expressway.
Kidnappers contact his fellow journalists
This development has opened up a series of discussions among journalists and staff of the Government as to the safety of the abductee.
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Nwube, who was allowed access to his phone by the kidnappers, told journalists that he was kidnapped on Wednesday, June 8, at about 7 p.m.
He told his fellow journalists over the phone, that:
“Right now, they (kidnappers) are demanding N50 million as ransom, which I do not know how and when I can get such money. Please, I need help."
Contacted, the spokesman of the Ebonyi police command, SP Chris Anyanwu, advised the victim to be calm with his abductors.
“The area the incident occurred is not within our jurisdiction in Ebonyi. That place is between Imo and Abia."
Many are of the opinion that the present administration should mobilize both human and material resources geared towards the release of the abductee, considering his enormous contributions to the development of the State.
Soludo in grief: After beheading lawmaker, gunmen kidnap another Anambra politician, shoot only son
Daredevil gunmen seem to have picked Anambra state as their target to unleash mayhem, pain and sorrow.
A gang of evil and armed fellows on Saturday, May 21, abducted Uzozie Chukwujekwu, a special adviser to a former chairman of Nnewi South local government area of the state, Premium Times reports.
According to the newspaper, when the abductors invaded Chukwujekwu's residence in Umudiji Umuohama village in Ukpor community, they shot his only son in the stomach for hesitating and refusing to open the gate to them.
Report exposes the man behind unknown gunmen in southeast
In another development, a media report revealed that the unknown gunmen terrorising the southeast region are known as the Fallen Angels or Auto-Pilot group.
According to the report, the group is made up of dissidents in the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The report stated:
“In closed circles, they call them ‘the Fallen Angels’ and in more common parlance, they are known as ‘the Auto-Pilot group’.