Vanguard (Lagos)

13 February 2013

Nigeria: Kidnappers Abduct Nsukka Business Man

Nsukka — Fear gripped residents and visitors to the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State, following the increasing wave of kidnapping in the area within the past three weeks.

Last Saturday night, a prominent businessman in Nsukka metropolis, Eloka Okafor, was abducted at his Ofulonu Nsukka residence while driving into his compound.

According to reports, the kidnappers had trailed Eloka from his shop along Enugu Road, Nsukka adjacent KeyStone Bank around 8 p.m, accosted and forced him back to his 504 Saloon car and took him away.

An eye witness told Vanguard that the kidnappers trailed their unsuspecting victim bumper to bumper with a red vehicle to his compound where they executed their mission and took him away to an unknown destination.

The source said immediately his gate was opened, the kidnappers forced their way in and ordered him back to his car at gun point and drove away.

A family source said the worrisome aspect of the issue was that his abductors have not contacted the family for either ransom or whatever their interest was.

"We are worried, let them open up discussions with us so that we can dialogue on how best to handle the issue," the family source said.

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