Gunmen abducted five wedding guests in Akpo community of Aguata council of Anambra State.
The victims were returning from a traditional marriage ceremony of a cousin to the Commissioner for Special duties, Sly Ezeokenwa, when they were attacked and taken away at gunpoint.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, Ezeokenwa said no contact has been established with them or their abductors.
“The following friends of my cousin: Sampson Okafor, Chidozie Eze, Franklin Osuagu, Chijioke Uduba, Benedict Ozoagwu, who visited for his traditional marriage yesterday (Monday) were kidnapped at gunpoint at about 10pm…in Udo Village, Akpo (Aguata LGA).”he said.
The state police command spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga who also confirmed the incident, said a rescue operation had been launched.