Two APC Membership Registration Officials Kidnapped in Ebonyi
Gunmen have kidnapped two registration officers of the All Progressives Congress who were involved in the ongoing membership registration of the party in the Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The gunmen, who kidnapped the party officials at about 2am on Sunday, are said to be demanding N2m from the families of their victims.
The victims – Donatus Omenyi and Moses Anyior – were said to have been whisked away from their respective houses at Nwekeisioffia, Umuezekoha community by five heavily armed men.
The wife of one of the victim, who did not want her identity disclosed, said, “Five boys armed with dangerous weapons invaded our house at about 2am, they forced the door open and demanded to see my husband who had gone to hide behind the door.
“I told them that my husband was not around but one of them ordered the boys to enter into our house to search for my husband who they found and took away. They later called to demand N2m ransom or we forget the APC party.”
The member representing Ezza North/Ishielu Federal Constituency, Peter Ede, confirmed the incident. He said he was making moves to reach the council chairman and the traditional ruler of the community over the incident.
Edeh, who attributed the incident to political intolerance in the community, said the issue would be discussed at the meeting with the traditional ruler of Umuezekoha community, Ezeogo Igboke Ewa.
He pleaded with the APC supporters to remain calm, saying that the party was working hard to rescue the kidnapped officers.
Police spokesman in the state, ASP Chris Anyanwu, said he was aware of the incident but had yet to be officially briefed by the Divisional Police Officer in the area.
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