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Abia govt demolishes kidnappers’ den, 1 arrested

By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—ABIA State Government, weekend, demolished four buildings at Etitiama Mkporo in Ohafia Local Government Area of the state, allegedly used for kidnapping activities.

The buildings, located in Ndinkefa compound in Amafo autonomous community, Mkporo, were allegedly used by suspected kidnappers to harbour a victim, who was kidnapped from Aba.

However, luck ran out of the kidnappers as villagers, who noticed strange movements around the building, reported to the traditional ruler of the community, who in turn alerted soldiers. They promptly came and arrested one of the suspects, while the main culprit, Agbai Agbai Kalu from Ndinkefa compound in Mkporo, escaped.

In a bid to escape, one of them jumped the fence of the building into the roof of a nearby house, belonging to Mr. Ezekiel Samuel, which caved in leading to his death.

Speaking with newsmen after the demolition exercise, the Security Adviser to the Governor, Captain Awa Agwu (retd) said that the action was in line with Abia State Law prohibiting kidnapping.

According to him, by the demolition, government had made a bold statement and warned criminals to stay clear.


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