Armed ViolenceNews

Police Rescue Man From Cultists In Anambra

Police in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria Friday night rescued a man from a group of cultists who wanted to assassinate him.

Chukwunenye Nwadiobu,  popularly known as ‘Akirika’ was rescued from the cultists who made a serious attempt at his life in Awka, the capital city of Anambra.

Nwadiobu who hailed from Amudo village in Awka was driving in his Toyota Siena bus when he was accosted at the popular Arroma Junction by unidentified gunmen who abducted him in a tricycle.

Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police and Public Relations Officer of Anambra Command said Nwadiobu was taken to a bush in Ifite Area of Awka where he had been beaten and tied to a wooden stake about to be murdered.

“Unknown gunmen inside a tricycle close to Aroma junction forced a vehicle to a stop and dragged out a middle aged man from his Toyota Sienna  with REG NO.AWK-334-SZ,” Mohammed said.

“The suspects abducted the victim and whisked him away inside the tricycle towards Ifite deep inside the bush but following the distress call, police operatives in conjunction with the vigilance group responded swiftly.”

“They went after the gang to a location inside an expansive bush at Agbani ifite Awka where the assailants on sighting the police abandoned their badly beaten victim later identified as one Chukwunenye Nwachukwu Nwadiobu ‘m’ popularly known as (Akirika).”

“He was tied with a rope and about to be murdered on a laid wooden stake before the  arrival of the police,” he added.

The police spokesperson said exhibits recovered at the scene included a blue and white coloured tricycle with REG NO.AWK-161-VG, an ID card bearing  Ordinaka Ayaegbusi which was identified by the victim as one of his assailants and other incriminating items.

“Investigation is ongoing and efforts are being intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspects in order to bring them to justice,” Mohammed said.

“The Commissioner of Police John Abang  thanks the people of Anambra for providing the Command with actionable intelligence and reassures the public of adequate protection.”


Support Our Journalism

There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.

To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.

Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.

Donate Here

No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means without proper attribution to HumAngle, generally including the author's name, a link to the publication and a line of acknowledgement.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button
Translate »