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Imo LGA boss kidnapped; gunmen set houses on fire

Gunmen kidnapped Chris Ohizu, the sole administrator of Imo State’s Ideato North Local Government Area, and two others in the early hours of Friday.

This was after his attackers destroyed his country home in the Imoko community of Arondizuogu.

According to a source, the council boss was shot before being kidnapped along with two others by their assailants.

The source said, “The 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 the leg before taking him away. This is a man who came back from a hospital recently. I am devastated now.”

Another person who confirmed the development bemoaned the recent spike in local insecurity.

He said, “The house of Ideato North SOLAD was burnt down and he was kidnapped with a bullet wound on his leg as I heard.

“I have been making this report 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. ”

This occurred less than a week after an attack on the rural residence of Ugochinyere Imo, the spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties, in the Akokwa community of the Ideato North LGA resulted in the deaths of three people and the destruction of roughly 33 vehicles.

Additionally, a man who was going to get married and his brother were both killed last week at Arondizuogu in the Ideato North LGA.

Henry Okoye, a spokesman for the state’s police, promised to check and come back to our correspondent when reached, but as of the time this story was filed, he still had not done so.

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