Five persons have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Akpo community, Aguata Local Government area of Anambra State.
The incident reportedly occurred on Monday when the guests were returning from a traditional marriage ceremony of a cousin to the Anambra State Commissioner for Special Duties, Sly Ezeokenwa.
The commissioner, who announced the kidnap in a text message on Tuesday, said the incident occurred at about 10 p.m.
“The following friends of my cousin: Samson Okafor, Chidozie Eze, Franklin Osuagu, Chijioke Uduba, Benedict Ozoagwu, who visited for his (the cousin) traditional marriage yesterday (Monday) were kidnapped at gunpoint,” Mr Ezeokenwa wrote.
“We are yet to establish any contact with the victims,” he added.
Confirming the incident, the police spokesperson in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga said the command had begun operation to rescue the kidnapped persons.
He said the police had communicated with the affected commissioner.
Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, expressed the conviction that the abductors would make contact with the families of the victims.
“Operation is currently ongoing to rescue the victims unhurt,” he said.