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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Chief Priest of Ala Owerri, in Owerri Municipal Council, Mr Reginald Ejiogu.

It was gathered that incident happened at Church Christ road by Ihugba street in Owerri.

He was said to have been kidnapped alongside a village chairman of Umunwagbara in Owerri Municipal council.

Meanwhile, a Department of State Services operative have been abducted by kidnappers during an attack on residents in Abaji, Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Saturday.

According to the Punch, the hoodlums areportedly killed a vigilante member during the incident which occurred overnight.

The armed men were said to have intruded the community in their numbers and attacked a DSS outpost in the area.

During the exchange of gunshots with the DSS operatives, the gunmen successfully kidnapped a DSS operative.

However, it can not be ascertained if the gang had demanded a ransom for the abducted officer.

The FCT police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, said she did not have information on the incident and referred inquiries to the DSS.

But the spokesman to the secret police, Peter Afunanya, had yet to respond to inquiries as of the time of filing this report.

Our correspondent reports that Abaji has become notorious for criminal activities, including abductions of residents and travellers on the Abuja-Lokoja highway.



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