Chijioke Obinabo, a truck driver, has abducted in Anambra State.
The man was arrested by armed men, on Sunday, at Etiti Village, Enugwu-Agidi , Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
PUNCH Metro reports that the gunmen who were said to be masked broke into the victim’s family house in the midnight and took him along with them.
It was learnt that the gunmen were more than five and some of them had guns while some were with machetes, which made his centenarian father and younger sister helpless, until they ran away with him.
Speaking with PUNCH Metro on Wednesday, the Village Head, Ozo Mmiliana, said the victim’s father broke the news to him, after the event had happened and efforts had been made to look for him.
He said the incident had left his family and the residents in panic, as they were worried about his safety and wondered why he was the only one who was abducted in the house that fateful day.
“It happened on December 24. Around 1:10am on Sunday, the father came into my compound to inform me that they had abducted his son.
“The man is about 105 years; he said they did not know those people because they covered their faces. He asked them where they were taking his son to, but they ordered him to go back, and they took the boy away.
“Even the younger sister, who was present at the scene, could not stop them because they covered their faces and were armed. So, we have been looking for him since then. We forwarded his details to all the police stations in this locality and there has not been positive feedback since we made a report,” he said.
When PUNCH Metro contacted the spokesperson for the Anambra Police Command, Tochukwu Ikenga, for confirmation via SMS, he did not respond to the text sent by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report. He did not also pick his calls when our correspondent called his line.