Sahara News
Breaking News in Nigeria and World wide

Abia APC Chairman Breaks Silence, Reveals How He Was Kidnapped & What Police Did

SAHARANEWS – The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa, has revealed how he was kidnapped by gunmen.

SaharaNews broke the news that Nwankpa was kidnapped just few hours before President Muhammadu Buhari stormed Abia State for his Presidential campaign.
Speaking with the SaharaNews in Umuahia, Hon Donatus Nwankpa said the police were watching them when the kidnappers abducted all of them.

Nwankpa who has returned home after spending four days said the hoodlums, who kidnapped him, accosted his car about 30 metres away from a police checkpoint at the Arungwa Junction on Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.

In his words,

“The police were watching and did not intervene, while we were attacked by the hoodlums,” he said.

ALSO READ:  BREAKING:Ex-Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia Sues World Football Giant, FIFA At US Court

Nwankpa was said to have been kidnapped while on his way to Aba from Umuahia around 11 pm on Monday, ahead of Tuesday’s visit of President Muhammadu Buhari for his presidential rally.

He told newsmen in his residence in Umuahia on Friday, that he was released at about 9 pm on Thursday and taken to the border between Abia and Rivers states.

He said that after they were kidnapped, he pleaded with the gunmen to release one of his aides, who had a major operation recently and was still recuperating.

He said that they heeded his plea and dropped off the man but drove him away to a deep forest in Rivers.

ALSO READ:  BREAKING:Nigerians React As Joshua Knocks Out Pulev To Retain World Heavyweight Titles.

Nwankpa said that it took the kidnappers about 48 hours before they could open up communication and agree to negotiate with his people.

He said that although the Department of State Services (DSS) was able to locate their location in the forest, he admonished them not to take any action.

“When you are kidnapped, you are between life and death. So I told the DSS that nobody should attack after they located the place I was kept,” he said.

He said that his fear was that death could come from the kidnappers or during a gun battle between the hoodlums and security agents.

ALSO READ:  2019 ELECTIONS: EU Breaks Silence On Presidential Election Result, Pointed Out Observations

The APC chairman dismissed as “unfounded” the rumour that he was trailed by his abductors after he had withdrawn N50 million from the bank, describing it as “political blackmail.”

He said that he had only N250,000 when he was attacked and blamed the incident on the state of insecurity in the state.

He expressed joy that he was not hurt by his abductors but could not disclose whether ransom was paid before he was let off the hook.

SaharaNews reports that scores of APC party chieftains in the state visited Nwankpa’s residence on Friday to rejoice with him over his safe return.

Stay tuned to SaharaNews!

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

error: Content is protected !!