Three days ago, a family member disclosed that Chief Donatus Nwankpa was abducted by heavily armed gunmen around 10 pm on Monday on the Isialangwa section of the Enugu-Aba Expressway while going to Aba from Umuahia in preparation for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state.
According to a fresh report by The Punch, the spokesperson of the Abia State APC, Benedict Godson, said that the APC chieftain was released in good health with no ransom paid for his freedom on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Godson said:
“We thank God for his safe return and we appreciate all those who, in one way or the other, contributed to his safe return.
“We also want to thank our governorship candidate and other leaders of the party in the state for standing with us since he was kidnapped.”
Nwankpa’s release was confirmed by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, who also noted that he was not harmed by his abductors.