Some unknown gunmen on Saturday invaded Ekwe Community in Isu Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State (LGA) and kidnapped 15 youths who were excavating sand at Njaba River.
It was gathered that while some of the gunmen were masked, others wore military camouflage with no masks.
After abducting the 15 young men, the hoodlums stormed the palace of the town’s traditional ruler, Eze Nicholas Ibekwe.
According to Eze Ibekwe, one of the gunmen spoke Hausa Language.
This newspaper learned that the gunmen shot indiscriminately into the air and searched for more youths of the community to abduct. However, no one was killed in the attack.
It has not been the best of times for the residents and business owners in Imo since the security unrest in the state rose to an alarming level.
Once bubbling LGAs have become ghost towns as persistent attacks and kidnappings have forced many residents to relocate to safer places.