Unknown gunmen on Sunday, October 30, 2022 abducted a prominent indigene of Imo State, Samuel Egere.
The hoodlums seized Egere, an engineer and lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic Nekede close to his residence in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of the state.
The President-General of Olu Owerri, Chief Martin Opara confirmed Egere’s abduction.
Opara lamented what he described as the brutal manner in which Egere was whisked away by his captors and called for his immediate and unconditional release from his abductors’ gulag.
Egere is also the Secretary, Board of Trustees of Olu Owerri, a pressure group in the state.
A member of staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede who prayed that his identity be kept under wraps told our correspondent on Thursday night that Egere was still in the den of his abductors.
“He has not been released. I’m aware of the abduction. He was abducted in Mbaise. He comes to work from Mbaise. He is one of the old lecturers at the polytechnic.
“He also plays politics. In fact, he is a staunch member of Olu Owerri. He has not been released yet’.
Neither the police authorities in the state nor the authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede are yet to issue a statement on the abduction.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Michael Abattam could not respond to enquiries made concerning the abduction as at Thursday.
Also, our correspondent could not ascertain at press time whether Egere’s abductors have made any contact with the family four days after his abduction.