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JUST IN: Gunmen abduct wife, child of Enugu commissioner’s brother


The wife and child of Mr Eugene Edeoga, younger brother of the Enugu State Commissioner for Environment, Hon Chijioke Edeoga, have been abducted by gunmen.

The PUNCH reported that the victims were abducted in their house at the old Eke Market in Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state on Saturday night.

Confirming the report, a community leader, Chief Godswill Ndukwe, on Sunday, said he received the report of the abduction around 8pm.

He lamented that “Eha-Amufu is currently in turmoil since the information of the abduction filtered into the air on Saturday evening. The disturbing part of this abduction is that they were abducted inside their house.

“This was the second scenario where kidnappers would be entering their victims’ house to abduct them. The first was the kidnap of the eight-year-old daughter of the chairman of Agu-Amede community, Mr Sunday, a.k.a Sharia, in November last year.

“Unfortunately, since this festive period, no fewer than 10 persons had been abducted before this incident. They (kidnappers) started with the kidnap of a Catholic priest in Ebo Community. A few days later, three people in tricycle were abducted and last week five others were abducted along Eha-Amufu -Ikem Road.”

As of the time of filing this report, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, did not answer or return the calls and the text message sent to his phone.