Gunmen have abducted a former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji, while returning from a function at Oriagu, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that Duruji was kidnapped on Saturday by the gunmen who also abducted a popular businessman in Owerri called Ezzybee.
The business tycoon was abducted on Sunday afternoon while on his way to watch a local football match.
The wife of a former chairman of Okigwe Local Government Area, Frank Onwunere, was also abducted on Sunday.
Some other Unidentified persons were also kidnapped at Okwelle junction in the Onuimo LGA of the state, and at the Ubomiri junction in the Mbaitoli and Amaraku Mbano LGAs of the state.
The spates of kidnappings took place separately between Saturday and Sunday in the state.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Micheal Abattam, said the Command was already on the trail of the kidnappers.
He disclosed that one of the victims who was kidnapped at Ubomiri had been rescued by the police.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a woman was killed on Sunday when gunmen abducted a traditional ruler and his little daughter at Ubomiri in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.