Gunmen have abducted an Anambra-based native doctor, Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
The armed men were said to have stormed the hotel of the popular witch doctor in the Oba community on Sunday night, July 23, 2023.
His two bodyguards were shot dead before he was later whisked away to an unknown destination.
It was gathered that the operation that led to Tiwaraki’s abduction was carried out with ease, thereby raising concerns in the community about his status as a native doctor.
Tiwaraki was known to have always boasted of how powerful and rich he was, while his mansion in the community was also said to have attracted people who sought anti-bullet charms and money rituals.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, has confirmed the incident, saying it happened around 11:30 p.m.
“CP Aderemi Adeoye has ordered that operatives go after his abductors and ensure his release,” he added.