Police have confirmed that the Enugu State Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Enugu Ude Augustine Okey, was kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday along Enugu-Awgu road.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu, Ebere Amaraizu said the abductors of the Permanent Secretary had contacted his family and were demanding N50 million ransom.
Meanwhile, in Edo state, gunmen have abducted Dr Sylvanus Okogbenin the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Irrua specialist teaching hospital in Irrua.
Two security escorts who accompanied the doctor were reportedly shot and suffered life-threatening injuries while the CMD was whisked away.
The state police commissioners says an investigation is already ongoing in a bid to apprehend the kidnappers and rescue the victims.