Gunmen have abducted a former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji.

Reports reaching SaharaReporters said that Duruji was kidnapped in the Ehime Mbano local government area on Saturday at Oriagu while returning from a function.

A businessman in Owerri, popularly known as Ezzybee was also kidnapped alongside the politician.

Ezzybee was kidnapped on Sunday while on the way to watch a local football match.

Also kidnapped is the wife of an ex-chairman of Okigwe Local Government Area, Frank Onwunere.

Meanwhile, some unidentified persons were also kidnapped at Okwelle junction in the Onuimo LGA of the state, and at the Umbomiri junction in the Mbaitoli and Amaraku in the Mbano LGAs of the state.

The worsening spate of kidnappings took place separately between Saturday and Sunday in the state.

When contacted, the police spokesperson for the command, Micheal Abattam, said that the command was on the trail of the kidnappers.

He revealed that one of the victims, who was kidnapped at Ubomiri, had been rescued by the police.

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