Four men and a woman were abducted on Sunday by unknown gunmen while on their way from a wedding ceremony in Anambra State.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the state command’s Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident, said the victims were returning from a wedding ceremony at Awka, the Anambra state capital in a Venza jeep car when they were waylaid and kidnapped at Nando, Igbariam, Aguleri junction in Anambra East local government area of the state at about 1:00am on Sunday.
Although the woman and one of the four men were later rescued after a swift response by operatives of the Otuocha division of the police command, the three remaining male victims are yet to been seen.
He said: “The victims were returning from Awka in a Venza jeep where they went for a wedding when a gang of gun-wielding hoodlums waylaid them at the junction connecting Nando, Igbariam and Aguleri communities in Anambra East local government, and, abducted them.
“The DPO Otuocha and his men responded promptly and rescued a lady and one man, the remaining three males are yet to be rescued, we are still trying to establish the identity of the hoodlums. They emerged from the nearby bush, and started shooting sporadically before abducting the lady and the four men.”
Meanwhile, a source in the area, however, told the Leadership that the abductors were Fulani herdsmen, who have taken over the axis, popularly known as the farm area.