Tension in Imo community as a Lagos -based businessman , Benedict Kpaduwa , has been abducted by some gunmen at his hometown in Anara , in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
Kpaduwa who was a former Principal Manager, Finance and Accounts, at the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Ifeanyicy.com learnt was abducted around 9am at company premises, Mekcyn Investment, Anara, Isiala Mbano LGA.
Sources revealed that the armed men were in a Hummer bus and reportedly trailed Kpaduwa to the premises of his firm and dragged him out of his Toyota Corolla after shooting repeatedly into the air to scare away his workers and
The victim, our sources gathered, had just returned home from Lagos when the incident happened .
A source in the village , who spoke on condition of anonymity , said Kpaduwa was kidnapped in the presence of his workers , who scampered to safety .
The source said the villagers had reported the incident at the Anara Police Division at Idem , adding that the businessman was kidnapped close to his home .
“ The gunmen shot repeatedly into the air . They went straight to their target and dragged him from his Toyota Corolla into their Hummer bus. They ordered a pastor of a nearby church,
who came out on hearing gunshots , to lie down,” he said.