Chukwujewu Uzozie, a farmer, has been kidnapped by armed men in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area, Anambra State.
It was discovered that the gunmen fired numerous shots into the air before entering the farmer’s compound.
According to sources, the only son of the farmer was shot by the intruders who stormed his home in the Umudiji Umuohama village early on Saturday.
According to a family source, Uzozie was taken to an unknown location, and his abductors have not made contact.
It was learned that Uzozie was the former chairman of the Nnewi South Local Government Council’s Special Adviser.
Members of St Andrew’s Church Umuoham, where the victim worships, reportedly organised special prayers for his release and the speedy recovery of his only son.
DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, spokesman for the state police, confirmed the incident and stated that a manhunt had been launched for the kidnappers.