Monday, 27 March 2017

Gunmen Kidnap Abia State Polytechnic Lecturer in Aba

Daredevil gunmen reportedly abducted an Abia State polytechnic lecturer, Mr. Nkwachi Brown in Aba, Abia State.
Mr. Brown, popularly known as ‘Macky’, was on Thursday, kidnapped along Opobo road, on his way to a meeting. Mr. Brown and his friend were said to be driving in a vehicle when the gunmen struck, near the offices of local radio station in the city.

Close associates of the lecturer stated that the gunmen are yet to contact his family four days after his abduction. This has heightened tension about his safety.

Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Geoffrey Ogbonna, said the incident is yet to be reported to the Police.

Meanwhile, residents of Bourdex Avenue and Iroegbu street, Ogbor Hill, Aba have sent a 'save our soul', SOS message to the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade, over the spate of robbery attacks in the area.

The residents lamented that the hoodlums have laid siege to the area, breaking into houses and dispossessing them of cash and other valuables and appealed to the Police boss to deploy security to the area.
A cross section of residents of Bourdex Avenue, said they no longer sleep as the robbers who are armed with sophisticated weapons attack them as early as 8pm.

“We are appealing to the Police to deploy security around Bourdex Avenue, robbers have laid siege to the area. If you visit this area any time from 7pm, you will not meet anybody on the road due to fear of the robbers.

” Most times, they will continue shooting guns while moving from one house to the
other. No day passes without incidents of robbery attacks in one household or the other by these hoodlums who are well armed.

” They come with ladder, iron breaking equipment and torchlight. The security agencies should extend their patrol to the area.”

” Narrating his ordeal, a resident of Iroegbu Street who gave his name as Mr. Stanley, said he was almost killed while returning from a business trip at about 8.30pm as the robbers inflicted injuries on him and dispossessed him of a huge amount of cash and his telephones.”

He added that the two residents of the area are still suffering from machete injuries they suffered from the robbers, penultimate Thursday.

Culled from: The Nation Newspaper