Former coordinator of Okposi Development Centre of Ohaozara Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Mr. Ihebunandu Okorie has been kidnapped.
Mr. Okorie was abducted in the premises of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Obioha Okposi, at about 1pm, immediately after the church service.
The gunmen, who had apparently laid ambush for the victim, intercepted him, and hauled him into his car, a forerunner Toyota jeep, with registration number, NCA 94 AA.
It was gathered that the kidnappers came with a green-coloured Mercedes 230 Benz wagon car with Lagos registration number, BS 559 KJA.
According to an eyewitness, “As the former coordinator was coming out of the church, they began shooting into the air, sending members of the church scampering for safety.
“Before they took off, they deflated the tyres of the Mercedes Benz car with bullets. They also tried to set it ablaze by shooting at the fuel tank, but it didn’t catch fire.”