By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Gunmen operating in the Nnobi area of Anambra State have reportedly kidnapped a clergyman.
An eyewitness told an online medium that the incident happened on the evening of Tuesday, 25 April, 2023, but it is not yet clear if the clergyman was a Catholic or an Anglican priest.
The priest was reportedly abducted at Nnobi Roundabout in Idemili South Local Government Area of of the state when he stopped to buy fruits at the popular junction.
According to the source who spoke on condition of anonymity to the medium, “The man stopped at Nnobi junction, parked his Lexus RX 300, with plate number Anambra GDD 882 PW while coming from Awka-Etiti.
“He was making a phone call while alighting from the vehicle, and his vehicle was still steaming, when the men swooped on him and picked him.
“The men shot randomly at the junction before taking him away, causing traders to scamper for safety.
“They forcefully bundled him into their jeep, leaving his car on the road before driving off.”
According to him, there was no casualty at the scene, even though there was pandemonium during the shooting.
As at the time of filing in this report, the State Police Command is yet to comment on the development.