Imo varsity lecturer kidnapped by gunmen in Owerri

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A lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Imo State University, Owerri, Mr Emma Ogueri was kidnapped on Friday by unknown gunmen.

Reports indicate that Mr Ogueri was abducted at a pharmacy shop opposite the popular All Seasons Hotel, Owerri, capital of Imo State.

A native of Eziama autonomous community in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the State, Ogueri was reportedly was whisked away by his abductors who were allegedly dressed in police uniform.

The narrated how it happened: “The lecturer was drinking with his friends and suddenly said he was having a headache and went across the road to buy drugs.

“As he approached the pharmacy, men dressed in police uniform, wielding guns, jumped out of a vehicle, used a machete on the lecturer and whisked him into a waiting vehicle.”

Our correspondent gathered that the kidnappers had established communication with the family of the victim.

The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident and promised that the state’s police command would do everything possible to secure the release of the abducted lecturer.

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