Tension In Nsukka Community Over Kidnap Of Union PresidentLatest News, News From The State Sunday, November 30th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
The entire Nsukka community in Enugu state was on Saturday thrown into pandemonium as unknown gunmen abducted President General of the Town Union, Chief Augustine Alumona.
Our correspondent gathered that the middle age man was kidnapped to an unknown destination along the newly constructed Opi-Ugwuogo Nike road.
A source said that a police officer, who was returning from night duty spotted Alumona’s vehicle where it was abandoned.
Sensing abnormality in the way the vehicle was parked, he opened it and saw the phone number of one Mr. Moses Ugwu, whom he called and he confirmed that Alumona is his brother from Echara Community in Nsukka local government area.
Reacting to the ugly development, Secretary General of Oha Nsukka Assembly, Dr. Ikechukwu Obayi, said the abduction of Chief Alumona was shocking and unbelievable.
He said “The wife called me and broke the news of the abduction of her husband along Opi/Ugwuogo Nike road.
“Going by the peaceful nature of Chief Alumona in conducting the affairs of Nsukka Community, he should be the least person anyone would think of ambushing or kidnapping”, he stated.
Obayi stressed that the matter had been reported to the Enugu State police command for quick rescue of their community leader.
When contacted for comment, the Area commander Nigeria Police Command Nsukka ACP Musa Haladu, confirmed the incident but, however, said it was within the jurisdiction of the Enugu State command.
He assured that the police would soon unravel the circumstance surrounding the kidnap of Chief Alumona.
As at the time of filling this report, no ransom has been demanded on the victim by the suspected kidnappers.
A source told African Examiner Correspondent that the victim was on his way to the Enugu residence of a PDP gubernatorial aspirant and managing director of Peace Mass Transit, Evang. Samuel Maduka Onyishi, for a meeting before he was whisked away by the hoodlums.
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