Heavily gunmen have kidnapped Public Relations Officer, PRO of Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri Nze Ralph Njoku-Obi, last Sunday.
The unidentified armed hoodlums scaled through the perimeter fence of Njoku-Obi’s private residence in Owalla, Uratta, and Owerri North local Council area of the state.
The abductors struck at about 2am, shot sporadically to scare people away from the scene, before whisking their hapless victim away to an unknown destination.
While the ugly incident has become a source of worry to Owalla people, it was equally gathered that the IMSU community was also rattled when our correspondent visited the institution.
Some staff of the institution, who spoke on strict grounds of anonymity, claimed that they had heard the rumour of the PRO’s kidnap, adding that they could not say with finality if it was true or not.
As at the time of going to press, neither the kidnapped IMSU-PRO nor the hoodlums had made any contact with the immediate members of the Njoku-Obi family.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, said he was yet to get the report.
“The report of the incident has not been brought to my knowledge. Honestly, I am yet to get any such signal but I must tell you that the State Police Command is ever ready to protect life and property in the state”, the PPRO said.