Gunmen Abduct Ambulance Driver Conveying Corpse For Burial, Others In Abia

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Yet-to-be identified gunmen on Wednesday September 7, reportedly intercepted an ambulance conveying the corpse of a dead woman to Isuikwuato Community in Abia State and abducted the driver and others.

The hoodlums were said to have abandoned the corpse of the woman on the Expressway, taking their victims to an unknown hideout in a nearby bush off the Expressway.

The incident, according to a source close to the family of the deceased, took place around the notorious Umunneochi/Ihube Okigwe axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.

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The source said the victims were coming from Abraka in Delta State, when on getting to the scene of the incident, they were stopped by the bandits.

According to the source who pleaded anonimity “The armed bandits waylaid the vehicle conveying the dead body and dragged out the occupants, abandoning the coffin in the vehicle on the road.”

The source, who said the deceased was his uncle’s wife, said the abductors whisked the victims, including the deceased woman’s daughter, another relation and the driver of the hearse into the bush.

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“The woman’s daughter later escaped from the captors by providence, while the driver and the other man are still being held captive.”
He said the devastated family had recovered the abandoned dead body and deposited it at the mortuary.

“We are in disarray. People bringing the body of my uncle’s wife today (Wednesday) were kidnapped at the notorious Umunneochi-Ihube Okigwe axis.

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They took the victims away into the bush. We have gone to pick up the body and we have reported it to the police. We want the government to come to our rescue.”

There is no official statement on the incident from the state government or Abia State Police Command at the time of filing the report.


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