In absolute defiance of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s recently declared war on kidnappers and their activities in Imo State, the perpetrators of the nefarious act have struck again in the state. This time, they showed readiness to confront the constituted authority in the state as their victim happened to be the Imo State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Lady Chioma Ogoke.
She was kidnapped by gun-totting men in Owerri when she stopped near a popular restaurant in Ikenegbu Layout to buy recharge card. The commissioner’s official car was abandoned as the kidnappers drove her away in their own vehicle.
No ransom has been demanded as of the time of filing this report. Feelers in the Imo State capital have it that this might just be the baptism of fire for the newly launched anti-kidnapping squad in the state, code named “Operation Rescue”.