Journalist kidnapped in Abia

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Ugochukwu Eke, the Umuahia, Abia State Correspondent of The Nation Newspapers.

The incident occurred on Sunday at his family house located at Opobo Road, Ogbor Hill, Abia.

Eke who went to visit his family over the weekend, was said to be driving into his compound when the hoodlums pounced on him and dragged him out of his car into a waiting vehicle before whisking him away to an unknown destination.

A family source said contact had been established with his abductors who are demanding a ransom of N20 million.

John Emejor, Chairman of the Abia State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, appealed to Eke’s abductors to quickly release him.

He also appealed to the state government to stop at nothing in facilitating the early release of the journalist.

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