Gunmen kidnap man as bank manager escapes abduction in Aba

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By Eric Ugbor

A middle aged businessman, Emmanuel Onu, has been abducted in Aba, Abia State, by gunmen believed to be kidnappers.

This is even as a manager of a new generation commercial bank in the city escaped being kidnapped.

It was gathered that the gunmen had at about 11p.m. on the day of the incident climbed the perimeter fence of No. 123 Port Harcourt Road/Ikoro Street, Aba and broke into the apartment of Emmanuel Onu.

It was further learnt that after firing some shots, perhaps to scare people within the neighbourhood, the hoodlums reportedly abducted the man and took him to their hide-out in his Passat Volkswagen car.

At about the same period last week, the Ariaria branch manager of one of the new generation banks narrowly escaped being kidnapped by gunmen.

There was conflicting information about the incident.

While one account had it that the bank manager, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, was shot and wounded by the armed men, another had it that the banker jumped down from the balcony of a storey building as he tried to escape from the hoodlums and broke his leg in the process.

He was said to have been admitted at a private hospital in the city where he is currently receiving treatment from the injury he sustained.

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