On Monday night, five guests returning from a traditional wedding ceremony in Anambra were kidnapped by suspected gunmen.
In a statement made on Tuesday in Awka, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in Anambra, confirmed the event.
Mr Ikenga stated that security forces had initiated a rescue operation to guarantee that the victims were securely reunited with their families and that they were not injured.
A trustworthy source told the News Agency of Nigeria that the visitors were abducted on their way home about 10 p.m.
“The visitors (names withheld) were abducted at gunpoint at 10 p.m. on the Akpo – Nkpologwu route in Anambra’s Aguata Local Area.”
“Around 15 of the guests were returning to the hotel from Achina, the wedding destination, in a convoy of three vehicles when they were ambushed by the abductors, but only the first car was able to flee.”
“After firing into the air, the gunmen requested all the females to leave and took five of the guys away,” the insider claimed.
According to the source, the abductors have yet to make contact with the victims’ relatives.