Gunmen in the early hours of Friday kidnapped the Sole Administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Chris Ohizu, and two others.
This was after his country home in Imoko community in Arondizuogu was razed by his attackers.
A source said the council boss was shot before he was whisked away with two others by their attackers.
The source said, “The Sole Administrator of Ideato North was kidnapped last night together with two others after burning his house at Imoko community in Arondizuogu. They shot him on the leg before taking him away. This is a man who came back from a hospital recently. I am devastated now.”
Another source who confirmed the development decried the spate of insecurity going on in the area.
This is happening less than a week after the country home of the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties, Ugochinyere Imo, was attacked at Akokwa community in the Ideato North LGA, with three persons killed and about 33 vehicles razed.
Also, a man who was about to wed was also killed last week, along with his brother at Arondizuogu in the Ideato North LGA.
The Imo State police command is yet to release an official statement on the incident as of the time this report was made.