Gunmen in military uniform have reportedly abducted the village head of Oshiagu Amia Ngbo in Umuogudu Akpu Ngbo Community of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Deacon John Ulebe Nnaji.
The incident happened on Thursday afternoon.
Four others were also abducted alongside the village head at about 2:00pm.
The attack by the gunmen, who came on motor bikes, left many persons injured.
A member of the community, Mr. Amos Otubo, stated they have been relaxing at their village rectangular whilst the gunmen stormed the scene in a commando-like style and abducted the five men
“On arrival, the gunmen were seen placing on navy uniforms as motorbike carried three people.
“They felt comfortable once they saw them, wondering that they had been army guys on special responsibility considering the crisis in Effium Community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
“We were nevertheless at the village rectangular taking fresh air and discussing while we all at once started hearing gun shot anywhere inside the village and people started jogging to take cover.”
The gunmen additionally robbed villagers of their non-public belongs before taking their victims away.
A close source to the circle of relatives of the village head showed one of the abductees had made contact with them.
Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Garba in a terse textual content message, said his men have swung into action on the problem.