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Nigerian based in Germany kidnapped in Aba

Source: Eric Ugbor -
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ABA—GUNMEN, suspected to be kidnappers, have abducted a Germany-based Nige-rian, Mr. Roland Nwigwe, in Aba, Abia State.

The incident, it was gathered, occurred at Nwigwe Avenue, around Faulks Road, at about 7.50pm on Monday, while the victim was entering his compound.

Unconfirmed report has it that the gang of six had demanded for N100 million ransom, later reduced to N20 million.

Nwigwe was said to have come to Aba, the commercial city, to visit his family when he was abducted. He had gone out to eat in a fast food joint, unaware that hoodlums were on his trail.

Vanguard learned that the gunmen blocked him with a Toyota Camry car, whisked him away and later established contact with his family.

At press time, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ezekiel Onyeke, was yet to respond to a text message sent to his phone.

Kidnapped Aba lawyer released

In a related development, an Aba-based lawyer, O. O. Anya, who was reportedly kidnapped by gunmen at Abayi, Aba, has regained his freedom.

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the victim had reunited with his family, though it could not be ascertained, at press time, if ransom was paid to secure his release.