- An Umuahia- based journalist identified simply as Chuks Onuoha has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen
- According to reports, Onuoha was kidnapped at his residence at Ohuhu in Umuahia North LGA in Abia state
- Meanwhile, the President-General of the community, Suleiman Anyalewechi, has confirmed the incident
Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly kidnapped an Umuahia- based journalist Chuks Onuoha, The Nation reports.
It was gathered that Onuoha was kidnapped at his residence at Ohuhu in Umuahia North LGA in Abia state.
Vanguard reports that Onuoha was a former Abia correspondent of The Sun Newspaper.
The president-general of the community speaks on the development
The president-general of the community, Suleiman Anyalewechi, has confirmed the sad incident to newsmen.
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Anyalewechi disclosed that the secretary of the community briefed him last night that some men took Chucks Onuoha away.
He explained that they were not sure what it was all about until this morning when the kidnappers established contact with the family that he is in their custody.
The kidnappers reached out to the family
According to a report by The Punch, his abductors were said to have since established contact with the family and allegedly demanded a N10 million ransom.
Gunmen kidnap prominent Nigerian cleric, wife, driver
In another development, the Bishop of Anglican Diocese, Jebba, Kwara State, Rt. Rev. Aderogba, his wife, and driver were on Sunday, June 12, kidnapped by gunmen along the Oyo/Ogbomoso expressway.
It was reported that the cleric and his wife were on their way to Yewa in Ogun state when the armed criminals forced the vehicle conveying to stop and ordered them into a waiting car.
The horrible incident has been confirmed by the police spokesman in the state, PPRO Adewale Osifeso.
Ondo Catholic Church attack: Oyedepo reacts, declares instant judgment on killers
Meanwhile, Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church had said that the attackers of St. Francis Church, Owo in Ondo state would be punished for their actions.
The renowned cleric, who spoke during a sermon on Wednesday, June 8, at the church’s headquarters, Ota in Ogun State, expressed anger at the level of insecurity ravaging the entire nation.
Oyedepo declared instant judgment on the killers, saying they will perish with their sponsors.