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Gunmen abduct monarch in Enugu, demand N50m ransom

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Kidnappers have reportedly abducted Igwe Sunday Orji, a traditional ruler in Enugu on Thursday night.

Herald Nigeria learnt that the incident happened at the same spot a Catholic priest, Rev Father Paul Offu was shot dead, and a commercial driver, Kenneth Igwe abducted.

The royal father was abducted around Ogbaku-Umuogbe end of the ever-busy Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway, a shouting distance from where the Catholic cleric was shot.

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Confirming the incident, spokesman of Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu said the police have swung into action to rescue the monarch.

But family sources said the abductors have established contact with them with a demand of N50m ransom.

 

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