Gunmen have abducted a retired high-ranking military officer, Maj Gen. RC Duru (rtd), in the Orji General area, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.
It was gathered that the retired Major General was abducted last weekend by unknown kidnappers and he is still in the captivity of his abductors.
According to SaharaReporters, the Major-General was driving himself in a black Mercedes Benz ML jeep when the gunmen ambushed and kidnapped him.
A signal obtained by the publication reads: “He was kidnapped by 4 persons in a Toyota Sienna.
“The kidnappers went with his vehicle and checkpoints were informed. His phone 08033567459 was tracked to Mba Itoli in Imo State before it was switched off.
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“Efforts are ongoing to locate the kidnappers and rescue the rtd General. All are requested to make efforts using all contacts (though discretely) to hasten return of the kidnapped General.
“Maj Gen Duru is a member of 33rd Regular and NDC 18.”
KOKO TV NG reports that security has deteriorated in the South East with frequent attacks on security agencies and officials in recent times.
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