Less than 48- hours the auxiliary bishop of Owerri Catholic archdiocese, Moses Chikwe, and his driver were kidnapped, gunmen on Tuesday abducted a man at the ever -busy Wetheral Road in the state capital.
Eyewitness told our correspondent that the man who was driving in his Lexus jeep was double- crossed at the Ogboisisi end of the Road.
According to witnesses, the gunmen operated in a commercial vehicle, popularly known as Bus Imo.
They shot incessantly and made way with their victim, driving through the Aba Road.
The equally left with the victim’s jeep, shooting repeatedly, making people to scamper for safety.
One of the witnesses said ” the gunmen operated in a bus Imo and sped of6 to Aba Road with their target. They shot repeatedly, leaving people to run for their lives.
” They must have trialed the man from a far distance because when they double- crossed the man he was surprised. He willingly surrendered himself to them by raising his hands above his head. They also left with his car.”
The Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the kidnap incident when our correspondent contacted him.
He however said that the command had activated its Tactical Units to go after the hoodlums and rescue the victim, unhurt.