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Tension as gunmen kidnap APC chieftain in Rivers



A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Mr. Nnamdi Abbah, was on Tuesday night kidnapped by a group of unknown gunmen.

Abbah was abducted around Alakahia community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State at about 8pm on his way home en route Obiri Ikwerre road.

It will be recalled that on Monday, Mr. Boris Neenwi, who is also a chieftain of the APC, was assassinated in Tai Local Government Area of the state.

The victim, who is a former caretaker committee chairman of Emohua Local Government Area, was accosted by hoodlums while driving home.

A source who pleaded anonymity told The PUNCH that the kidnappers transferred the victim to their own vehicle and abandoned his car on the way.

The source, however, disclosed that the anti-kidnapping unit of the Rivers State Police Command, on Wednesday morning, towed away the abandoned car.

Meanwhile, a relative of the victim, Mr. Chizy Enyi, said contact had been established with the abductors, even as he called on the kidnappers to release the victim unconditionally.

However, the Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said the police were not aware of the incident.

“I am not aware of it. I will find out from the DPO in charge of that area,” Omoni said.Punch