A press release today, signed by Dr. Ikenna k. Obi, Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mbano/Etiti Branch, Imo state, has confirmed that one of their members has been kidnapped.

The release, states: “the Information officially reaching the Mbano /Branch of the NBA is that Chief Barr. Chima Awurum has been Kidnapped.

“Chief Awurum who is a practising lawyer in the State and a Member of the Mbano/Etiti Bar was abducted at about 7.pm yesterday the 20th day of March, 2021 by unknown gun Men. The abduction was said to have taken place at his office in Isinwaeke, Ihite Uboma L.GA.

“At the time of filing in this report, no communications has been opened between him, his abductors or family members. At this point, a call put across to the police public relations officer in Imo: SP, Ikeokwu Orlando said his office is yet to confirm the incident.

“The entire Imo Bar has been communicated on this. This is as we wait for further directives and actions from appropriate quarters. However, Members of the Bar are enjoined to go into fervent prayers for the speedy release of our dear colleague by his abductors”.

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