1 In the early hours of Saturday, armed men kidnapped a senior Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) official, Mr. Kingsley Okorafor.
2 Okorafor was abducted near his residence in Umuadara Umulogho Autonomous Community in Imo.
3 A traditional ruler of the community, Eze Patrick Uwalaka, confirmed the incident to the Nigerian News Agency.
4 Uwalaka said the incident caused a stir in the community, particularly as it occurred about three kilometers from a military checkpoint in the area.
5 A family member who requested anonymity told NAN that the victim attended the wake of a traditional ruler of one of the autonomous communities in Obowo Local Government Area in Imo.
6 The source also said that he believed that NDDC personnel were followed after he left the wake in his community, where he was abducted as they left the car behind him.
7 All efforts to get CSP Police Public Relations Officer (PRPRO) Mike Abattam to speak on the phone about the incident were unsuccessful at the time of this report.
9 NewsSourceCredit: NAN