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Anambra commissioner kidnapped during attack on Soludo regains freedom

Anambra State Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Wednesday during an attack on a former governor of the Central Bank, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has regained his freedom.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the release of the Commissioner in the early hours of today, Sunday 4th April 2021.

Tochukwu said, “The Anambra State Police Command today 4th April 2021, wishes to confirm to the members of the public, especially the people of Anambra, the safety of Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, the State Commissioner for Public Utilities.

“The police, military and other security agencies had mounted intense search and rescue efforts, which had closed in on his abductors, thereby forcing his release.

“The Commissioner returned home unhurt, in the early hours of today 4th April 2021.

“The Police Command had arrested five suspects in connection with the incident and remains committed to apprehending the remaining gang members.”

WITHIN NIGERIA recall Unknown gunmen in Anambra disrupted an interactive session between Isuofia youths and a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Soludo at the town’s civic centre.

Three policemen on duty on the occasion were killed and their guns taken away. The hoodlums also abducted the Commissioner.

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