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Cameroon based businessman abducted

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By Praise Necherem

Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a Cameroon based businessman along Amawbia -Enugwu-Agidi Igbariam road, Anambra state.

The ever-busy road leading to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) has turned a shadow of itself as motorists have deserted the road following the ugly incident.

Orient Daily gathered a middle-aged man, his wife and child were kidnapped by armed men along the same road barely three weeks ago. Though the wife and their girl-child were released at about 3am as the baby became restless, yet, the husband was held by the abductors for ransom.

A lecturer with COUU was earlier last year, 2020, also abducted on the same spot along the Amawbia-Enugwu-Agidi -Igbariam road in the Njikoka local council area.

The businessman, identified as Mr. Clement Uzoghelu, native of Nawgu community in Dunukofia local council area, was reportedly returning from a private visit when he was abducted.  

“He was abducted at about 6pm at the swampy bad portion of the road; the very spot where the family of three were kidnapped on December 23, 2020,” a resident of the area, who preferred anonymity said.

He regretted that the road had turned to death trap following repeated abductions. “A Reverend Father had narrowly escaped when he sensed danger on the same road,” he added.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna, said he was yet to get the report.

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