About five guests returning from a traditional wedding ceremony in Anambra on Monday night have been abducted and taken to unknown destination by suspected gunmen.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State police command, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Tuesday in Awka.
Ikenga indicated in the statement that a rescue operation has been launched by the command to ensure that the victims are safely reunited with their families unhurt.
It was gathered that the guests were kidnapped at gunpoint at about 10.00 p.m. on the Akpo – Nkpologwu road in Aguata Local Area of Anambra on their way home
It was further gathered that About 15 of the guest were returning to the hotel from Achina, venue of the marriage, in a convoy of three vehicles when they ran into the abductors, but only the first car was able to escape.
An eye witness said the gunmen asked all the ladies to go but went away with five of the men after shooting into the air,” the source explained.
He added that the abductors were yet to make any contact with the victims’ families