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Suspected kidnappers reportedly abduct corpse, family members accompanying corpse in Enugu
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Suspected kidnappers reportedly abduct corpse, family members accompanying corpse in Enugu

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Suspected kidnappers have abducted a corpse identified as that of of late Ugwuanyi Israel from Ameze Owerre, Umabor community in Nsukka local government area of Enugu State.

The deceased’s corpse was being conveyed from Lagos to Nsukka for funeral arrangements when the abduction occurred.

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The incident happened along 9th Mile Road in the Umuoka community in the Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The gunmen reportedly not only took Ugwuanyi’s body but also abducted all family members accompanying it.

The family members who were transporting Ugwuanyi’s body back home, fell victim to the kidnappers’ ambush.

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According to a family source: “His corpse was on its way from Lagos yesterday (Sunday) when the vehicle conveying his body was halted by kidnappers and people in the vehicle alongside the driver were all kidnapped at Umuoka Udi LGA of Enugu State.”

It was reported that the kidnappers had since established contact with the family and demanded a N50 million ransom.

The source said: “They called Monday morning to inform us to look for N50 million.

“Our fear is that the corpse will decompose before they release them. We don’t know what to do because our community people in Lagos spent so much money on the sickness of Israel”.

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The Source called on the security agencies and the state government to come to the aid of the people to save those in captivity.

A former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof Chidi Odinkalu, who also shared the report on his X, wrote:

“Israel Ugwuanyi died in Lagos. Yesterday, family members were conveying his remains to Ameze Owerre, Umabor community in Nsukka LGA of Enugu State in SE #Nigeria when kidnappers andicted them & his dead body. They are demanding N50m in ransom.”

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The Enugu State Police Command is yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report.

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2 Comments

  1. OBI, JUSTIN ERIC

    No where is safe while the state and federal governments are helpless! It’s now ” To your tents oh Israel “!!

  2. Patrick

    So in a whole of UDI these infiltrators can enter and attack a funeral convoy. Surely the boys from UDI will have hand in this heartless attack otherwise where in UDI forest can they hide? We are finished completely.

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