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April 22, 2015

APGA chieftain, lawyer kidnapped in Aba

By Felix Ogbonna

Gunmen have abducted a chieftain of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia State, Chinedu Ikenga and an Aba-based lawyer, identified as O. O. Anya.

Ikenga was said to have been abducted along Opobo Road, near Grail Centre, Ogbor Hill, along Opobo Junction at about 9p.m., while he was returning to his house, while Anya was kidnapped at Abayi.

Sources told Vanguard that the gunmen intercepted the APGA chieftain and riddled his car with bullets before whisking him away.

While the gunmen had not established contact with Ikenga’s family, some of the party supporters alleged that the incident was politically motivated.

When contacted, Abia State Commissioner of Police, Joshak Habila, said he was not aware of the abduction of the APGA chieftain, adding that the police had advanced efforts to rescue the lawyer.