An ex-Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji, has been abducted by suspected gunmen.
Duruji was said to have been kidnapped on Saturday at Ehime Mbano LGA at Oriagu while returning from a event.
A popular business man known as Ezzybee was also kidnapped in Owerri the next day, while on his way to watch a local football match.
The wife of the Okigwe Local Government Area ex-chairman, Frank Onwunere and other unidentified persons were also kidnapped at Okwelle junction in the Onuimo LGA of the state, and at the Umbomiri junction in the Mbaitoli and Amaraku in the Mbano LGAs of the state.
Spokesperson of the state police command, Michael Abattam, disclosed that the command was on the trail of the kidnappers.
According to him, one of the victims who was kidnapped at Ubomiri had been rescued by the police.