Unknown Gunmen throw kidnapped victims off the bridge into River in Anambra. A lifeless body has been found in a river in Alor, Anambra state, after the victim was kidnapped by Unknown gunmen and thrown off the the bridge into a drainage canal.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Alor, in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Sunday.
The victims were said to have been abducted along Nnobi-Nnewi Road and taken to Alor, where they were thrown down into the Obiaja River.
A video currently trending on social media showed one of the abductees narrating his ordeal to men of the Tiger Squad Local Vigilantes, Alor.
The victim, Benjamin Okafor, said he was driving in his Toyota Camry to his hometown, Amichi, in the Nnewi South LGA with one other person, when they were abducted around 9pm.
He said the abductors, after driving halfway into the 20-foot high bridge, threw them down, adding that he landed on a cemented base.
The second victim did not survive the fall as his lifeless body was found in the drainage, covered by flood and pebbles.
The surviving victim also sustained varying degrees of injury.
The spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident.
He said, “The man was rescued and he is currently receiving treatment in a hospital. He was later identified and united with his family members. Meanwhile, the second victim has been taken to a morgue and investigation has since commenced.”
Anambra State has remained a playhouse of Unknown gunmen since Gov. Charles Chukwuma Soludo took his oath of office in March. The Governor has introduced stringent measures to curb the security menace bedeviling the state. While some of these measures have reduced the level of crime in most areas of the state, it is yet to abate it fully, as security still remains a challenge in the state.