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On Friday, kidnappers reportedly killed two people and abducted many along the Ugwogo-Neke-Ikem road in Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu state.

Although the police had yet to react to the unfortunate incident, the number of people they abducted and their whereabouts are yet not known.

An eyewitness, Kingsley Odoh, who spoke to journalists in Enugu on Saturday, said the incident happened between 7:30 and 8 pm on Friday.


According to him, the suspected kidnappers swooped on passersby along the road, shot sporadically at oncoming vehicles and killed two persons. They, however, kidnapped passengers in a bus plying the Enugu-Ugwogo-Neke-Ikem road.

Odoh said, “Chief Cyril Mbah from Neke Odenigbo-Nike was gunned down by suspected kidnappers along the Ugwogo/Isi-uzo road, near Neke Odenigbo junction.

“He was rushing home with his daughter in his car when he ran into a group of suspected kidnappers who suddenly opened fire on him. Unfortunately, he couldn’t survive the gunshots but nothing happened to his daughter.

“The kidnappers went further, fired and flattened the tyres of another vehicle approaching the scene and successfully whisked away the driver and other people on board. Till now, no one is certain where they are.”

The Enugu State Police Command’s spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, when contacted on telephone, said he would verify the incident.

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