A retired Major-General was kidnapped by gunmen in the southern Nigerian state of Imo.
Maj Gen RC Duru (rtd), the victim’s only name, was kidnapped over the weekend in Imo State’s Orji General neighbourhood of Owerri North Local Government Area.
The shooters assaulted the Major-General as he was driving himself in a black Mercedes Benz ML vehicle, according to information obtained by Anaedoonline.ng.
“He was kidnapped by 4 persons in a Toyota Sienna,” a signal obtained by SaharaReporters says.
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“The kidnappers went with his vehicle and checkpoints were informed. His phone 08033567459 was tracked to Mba Itoli in Imo State before it was switched off.
“Efforts are ongoing to locate the kidnappers and rescue the rtd General. All are requested to make efforts using all contacts (though discretely) to hasten return of the kidnapped General.
“Maj Gen Duru is a member of 33rd Regular and NDC 18.”
With recent increases in armed attacks, security has been worse in the South-East.
Several of the deadly attacks in the area have occurred in the states of Anambra and Imo.
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In addition to attacking government employees and buildings, gunmen in the South-East have also targeted military personnel and employees of other security organisations.
The region’s deadly attacks have been attributed by the Nigerian government to the pro-Biafra group IPOB.
However, the gang has consistently denied being behind the attacks.
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