Gunmen have abducted a retired Major-General from the Imo State community in Nigeria’s south-east.
The victim, identified simply as Maj Gen RC Duru (rtd), was abducted last weekend in Orji General area, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State
According to SaharaReporters, the Major-General was driving himself in a black Mercedes-Benz ML jeep when the gunmen ambushed him.
“He was kidnapped by four people in a Toyota Sienna,” according to reports.
“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.
“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 the return of the kidnapped general.
“Maj Gen Duru is a member of 33rd Regular and NDC 18.”
Security has deteriorated in the South-East with frequent attacks by armed persons in recent times.
Anambra and Imo states have witnessed some of the deadly attacks in the region.
Aside from government officials and facilities, the military and officials of other security agencies have been targets of attacks by gunmen in the South-East.
The Nigerian government has accused the pro-Biafra group, IPOB, of being responsible for the deadly attacks in the region.
However, the group has repeatedly denied its involvement in the attacks.