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Gunmen Detain Journalist In Abia

Chucks Onuoha, a former Sun Newspapers Correspondent in Umuahia, was kidnapped Tuesday night from his Umungasi, Ohuhu Umuahia country home by unidentified gunmen.

According to a family source, Onuoha who is now the Editor-in-Chief of All Facts newspaper was abducted around 10 PM Tuesday night by the abductors who scaled the fence.

The source further disclosed that his Jeep was also taken along with him.

His abductors were said to have since established contact with the family and allegedly demanded a N10 million ransom.

When contacted, the Abia State Police Command said it was yet to be officially notified of the incident.

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The Command Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, said, “we are yet to be officially notified”.

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However, the President-General of the community, Suleiman Anyalewechi, confirmed the incident to journalists.
He said he was contacted by the secretary of the community last night to inform him that some men took Chucks Onuoha away.

He added that they were not sure what it was all about until this morning when the kidnappers established contact with the family that he is in their custody.

Also, his present employer confirmed the incident.

 

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