Gunmen have abducted the transition chairman of Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State Chris Ohizu and two of his friends.
The chairman, it was gathered, was kidnapped on Friday morning at his residence in Imoko community in Arondizuogu of the Council area.
The gunmen, who shot the Council chairman first on the leg, bundled him into a waiting car before setting his house ablaze.
A source close to the family said: ”Thee sole administrator of Ideato North was kidnapped last night together with two others after burning his house at Imoko community in Arondizuogu. They shot him on his leg before taking him away. This is a man who came back from a hospital recently. I am devastated now.”
Another source, who confirmed the development, decried the spate of insecurity in the area.
He said: “The house of Ideato North SOLAD was burnt down and he was kidnapped with bullet wound on his leg as I heard.
“I have been making report on killings in the area since last year and early this year till now no single presence of the police anywhere in Arondizuogu and no single arrest. We are now at the mercy of God. “
The Nation reports that the incident happened less than week after the spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties(CUPP), Ugochinyere Imo, was attacked at his home in Akokwa community in the Ideato North LGA, killing his uncle, three persons and several vehicles razed.
A man, who was about to wed was last week, was also killed with his wife and brother at a junction at Arondizuogu in the Ideato North LGA.
When contacted, the new spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, said he would verify and get back. “I am on it,” he said.