On Monday night, gunmen abducted five guests returning from a traditional wedding ceremony in Anambra.
On Tuesday, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer for the Anambra Police Command, confirmed the incident.
According to Ikenga, security personnel launched a rescue operation to ensure that the victims were safely reunited with their families.
A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the guests were kidnapped on their way home around 10 p.m.
“The guests (names withheld) were kidnapped at gunpoint around 10 p.m. on the Akpo – Nkpologwu road in Anambra’s Aguata Local Area.”
“About 15 of the guest were returning to the hotel from Achina, the venue of the marriage, in a convoy of three vehicles when they ran into the abductors, but only the first car was able to escape.
“The gunmen asked all the ladies to go and took five of the men away after shooting into the air,” the source explained.
The source added that the abductors were yet to make any contact with the victims’ families.