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JUST IN: Gunmen Abduct Another Anambra Politician, Shoot His Only Son

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Gunmen have abducted a local politician in Anambra State, Nigeria’s South-east, a few hours after the news of the beheading of a lawmaker in the state became public.

The abducted man, Uzozie Chukwujekwu, is a special adviser to a former chairman of Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The local government area has witnessed frequent attacks lately.

The gunmen reportedly invaded Umudiji Umuohama village in Ukpor, a community in the council area, in the early hours of Saturday.

The attack occurred six days after gunmen had abducted a lawmaker in the state, Okechukwu Okoye.

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Mr Okoye, who represented Aguata 2 State Constituency, was beheaded and his corpse dumped along the road in the state on Saturday.

The latest victim, Mr Chukwujekwu, who is a farmer, was reportedly abducted from his house.

The gunmen, who abducted him, shot his only son in the stomach for refusing to open the gate for them when they invaded the area.

The politician’s son has been taken to a nearby hospital where he is receiving treatment.

The police spokesperson in Anambra State, Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident.

He said the police have begun an operation to rescue the victim from his abductors.

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