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Unknown assailants abduct man, shoot only son in Anambra

A businessman and farmer, Chukwujekwu Uzozie, has been abducted and his only son shot by unknown gunmen in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State.

The incident was said to have happened on Saturday morning when the assailants stormed Uzozie’s home in Umudiji Umuohama village, Ukpor, shooting into the air severally before forcing themselves into his compound.

According to Daily Post, a family source, who pleaded anonymity, said Uzozie was taken to an unknown destination and no contact has been made, while the son who was badly wounded has been taken to hospital for medical treatment.

The source said Uzozie was Special Adviser to a former chairman of Nnewi South Local Government Council.

According to the source, members of St Andrew’s Church Umuoham, where Uzozie worships, have organised special prayers for his release and for quick recovery of his only son.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident said a manhunt had been launched for the abductors.

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