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Unknown gunmen on Saturday, January 21 kidnapped at least six persons including a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member at Ikem community in the Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu state.

Edujandon.com reports that the local government had come under attack recently following the recent invasion by suspected Fulani militia at Eha-Amufu.

The chairman of the Federated Ikem Improvement Union Enugu branch, Emeka Odoh, said the gunmen laid siege to Ikem-Isioroto along Obollo Afor-Nkalagu road.

He said:

“We found four gunmen on the main road brandishing guns. I was driving and instinctively reversed the car and behold there was another set of four gunmen behind us

“The gunmen opened fire on us, shattering all the windscreens and the four tires, but I drove through the hail of bullets with flat tires to safety. “One of us was badly hit by the bullets and was immediately rushed to Enugu where eight bullets were extracted from his body by surgeons.”

Punch newspaper reports that the gunmen, enraged that their prey had escaped, kidnapped two commercial motorcycle riders and made their escape through a bush route towards the boundary with Benue state. The gunmen returned on Tuesday, January 17 and kidnapped a native who was home from Enugu and a National Youth Corps Member.

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