Some unknown gunmen on Tuesday, kidnapped a politician of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Nduka Anyanwu, in Imo State.
It was gathered that Anyanwu, who is one of the party’s House of Assembly candidates, was campaigning with his supporters when the gunmen invaded the rally and whisked him away.
Narrating how the abduction happened, a source said, “The gunmen stopped him (Anyanwu) on the way as he was going to finalise arrangements for his polling agents. We are yet to ascertain where they took him to and the kidnappers are yet to make any contact.”
Contacted, the APGA Chairman in the state, John Iwuala, who confirmed the kidnap, said the politician had been freed.
Iwuala said, “Yes, our candidate was kidnapped early this morning, but just as we were about to report it officially, we heard that the kidnappers had released him. The kidnappers collected all he had with him as at the time he was kidnapped.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mike Abattam, said he was yet to be informed about the incident.