Gunmen allegedly abduct Army Major-General in Imo

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Gunmen have reportedly ambushed and abducted a retired Major-General in Imo State.

The victim, identified simply as Maj Gen RC Duru (retd), was abducted last weekend in the Orji General area, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.

It was learnt that the Major-General was driving himself in a black Mercedes Benz ML jeep when the gunmen ambushed him.

“He was kidnapped by 4 persons in a Toyota Sienna,” a signal by the Nigerian Army read.

“The kidnappers went with his vehicle, and checkpoints were informed. His phone 08033567459 was tracked to Mba Itoli in Imo State before it was switched off.

“Efforts are ongoing to locate the kidnappers and rescue the retired General. All are requested to make efforts using all contacts (though discreetly) to hasten the return of the kidnapped general.

“Maj Gen Duru is a member of 33rd Regular and NDA 18,” a source said.

Aside from government officials and facilities, the military and officials of other security agencies have been targets of attacks by gunmen in the South East.

The Nigerian government has accused the pro-Biafra group, IPOB of being responsible for the deadly attacks in the region.

But, the group has repeatedly denied its involvement in the attacks.