A youth president in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State has been kidnapped by gunmen.
A source in the area said that the youth leader, after being abducted, invaded the local government secretariat and carted away motorcycles worth millions of naira meant for empowerment.
President, Okija Youth Development Forum Comrade Ononuju Maxwell Chigozie, in a statement said residents were saddened by the attack.
According to him, the motorcycles were kept for the constituents of Ihiala Local Government Area by Hon. Chuddy Ifeanyi Momah for distributions.
He said that the federal legislator was awaiting for the right time to distribute the motorcycles to his constituents for empowerment before the incident happened.
“The fact is that this ugly incident took place in the middle of the night during which our youth president was also kidnapped and forced to show them where the said motorcycles were kept and they carted away the motorcycles worth about N50 million. This is atrocious and ungodly,” he noted.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Anambra State Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the report of the abduction and theft had not got to his office.
He urged victims and eyewitnesses to go to the closest police station and report the inciden to help police investigation.
Source: Daily Trust