Unidentified gunmen have again abducted three persons at Orji axis of Owerri in Imo state.
The late-hour attack, according to reports, happened on Saturday night and caused a stampede in the area.
DAILY POST learnt that the bandits also snatched a Toyota Camry car during the attack.
A resident of Orji (names withheld) who spoke to our reporter, disclosed that the gunmen stormed Umuasonye community by Orji junction, and whisked away three persons at gunpoint.
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He said, “They came in the evening around 9pm and kidnapped two persons, a man and a woman, who were discussing at close range.
“They also snatched another person’s car at gunpoint. Two days before this incident, another man was kidnapped at the same spot. They didn’t shoot anybody. They only came, took those people and the car of another person, and zoomed off.”
Meanwhile, residents of Orji have called on the government of Imo State to beef up security in the area to forestall further occurrences.
Efforts to reach the state police command as at the time of filing this report proved abortive as the spokesman’s number was not reachable.