Gunmen have abducted a senior official of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Engr Kingsley Okorafor around his residence in Umuadara Umulogho Autonomous Community, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo, South East Nigeria.
Confirming the incident, the traditional Ruler of the community Eze Patrick Uwalaka said the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday. The community is about three kilometres away from a military checkpoint in the area.
The victim attended a vigil of the Traditional Ruler of Ndihu Autonomous Community in Obowo LGA of late Eze Innocent Anyawu on Friday night whose burial is slated for Saturday.
A source disclosed that the NDDC staff was trailed after he left the vigil to his community where he was abducted, while his car was left behind.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) CSP Mike Abattam is yet to respond to a text message and phone calls to him.
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