By Damian Duruiheoma, Enugu
A man suspected to be a manager of MTN has been abducted in Enugu.
The man, whose identity could not be ascertained, was being driven in a white Hilux Van Thursday afternoon when hooded gunmen driving in a Lexus 330 Jeep, double-crossed his vehicle along Edinburgh Road by Zik Avenue just in front of Oando filling station.
Sources said the four armed men brought the man and his driver out from the vehicle, ordered the driver to run away while the man was ordered into the waiting Lexus Jeep as they drove off from Zik Avenue towards Agbani Road.
The gunmen reportedly trailed the businessman from WTC end of Edinburgh Road to Zik Avenue Junction in front of the petrol station, shot sporadically before whisking him away.
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The incident reportedly caused panic as fear gripped residents within the area.
A source said, “Immediately they double-crossed the man’s car, the four of them emerged from their vehicle with their faces covered. They started shooting sporadically into the air. Two of them forced the man’s door open and ordered him to enter their vehicle.
“They first of all told the driver to run away as they were not for him.
“It was about one hour later that the driver returned back to carry the car. When we asked him, he said the man is their oga at MTN here in Enugu.”
When contacted, the spokesman of the state police command, Daniel Ndukwe, he did not have such information.
But when our correspondent visited MTN office along Zik Avenue, one of the security men, who spoke in confidence, confirmed the incident but said any further information should be gotten from their supervisor.
But, an attempt to speak with the supervisor proved abortive, as he was said to be very busy.