Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Mr. Ifeanyi Onyenankeya, a popular blogger in Imo State.
Onyenankeya is owner of two popular news blogs, Okigwe Arena and Imo Arena.
He was reportedly abducted on Monday, August 12, 2019, at his father’s compound, No. 3, Duru Close, Ekeagbara, Okigwe. a family source said.
According to the source, the three gunmen who abducted him operated in a Sienna SUV.
They allegedly beat him before whisking him away. He was said to had resisted them initially.
His relation had said on the social media, “This young man in the picture is by name Ifeanyi Onyenankeya from Arondizuogu in Okigwe Local Government, a staff of National Examinations Council.
“He is 6.2 ft tall, dark in complexion, slim and a Christian. He is the admin of Okigwe arena/Imo arena on Facebook.
“He was kidnapped in his father’s compound (3, Duru Close, Ekeagbara Okigwe) on Tuesday, August 12, 2019 between 7 and 8pm by three men wearing masks after being brutally beaten in an attempt to resist Kidnap. These men were said to have come in a Sienna car.
“Any useful information would be appreciated. Call 08035406874 or the nearest Police Station.”
Orlando Ikeokwu, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed to our Correspondent that some gunmen abducted the blogger.
He, however, said that the Command had yet to confirm if it was a case of kidnap.
The Police spokesperson said that investigation had commenced, with a view to unraveling the circumstances behind the incident.
Ikeokwu said, “Yes, the news is confirmed, but we cannot categorically say it is a case of kidnap or not.
“As we speak, they have not called for any ransom.
“We heard that some gunmen came to the victim’s father’s house in Okigwe and abducted him.
“This happened on Monday night and we heard that they (gunmen) came in a Sienna vehicle.
“But investigation has commenced. We are on top of the situation.”