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BREAKING: Panic in Imo as gunmen abduct three, snatch car
After some days of calm, unidentified armed forces have again kidnapped three persons within the Orji axis of Owerri in Imo state.
Based on news, the attackers who arrived at late hour of Saturday night were said to have caused a stampede in the area.
#Scannews24 gathered that the hoodlums made away with a Toyota Camry car during cause of the raid.
An eyewitness, believed to be a resident of Orji (on account of anonymity) granted an interview to newsmen revealed that the armed men arrived Umuasonye community by Orji junction, and abducted three persons at gunpoint.
He said, “They came in the evening around 9 pm and kidnapped two persons, a man, and a woman, who were discussing at close range.
“They also snatched another person’s car at gunpoint.
Disclosing further, the source noted that a similar event happened two days ago at the same spot and one man has whisked away. The raiders did not shoot anyone, they only storm the area, snatched a car, and disappeared with two persons.
It reads: “Two days before this incident, another man was kidnapped at the same spot.
Meanwhile, dwellers in the community, Orji have pleaded with the government of Imo State to beef up security in the area to help cub further occurrences.
As at the time of this news, efforts to contact the state police command proved abortive as the spokesman’s number was not reachable.
Recall that in the past three months the southern region has recorded increased security breaches following series of attacks by unknown gunmen on security operatives and facilities.