Barely four days a Catholic priest, Rev Father Paul Offu was shot dead, and a commercial driver, Kenneth Igwe abducted, a traditional ruler was on Thursday night kidnapped almost on the same spot.
The royal father, Igwe Sunday Orji was abducted around Ogbaku-Umuogbe end of the ever-busy Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway, a shouting distance from where the Catholic cleric was shot.
However, family sources said the abductors have established contact with them with a demand of N50m ransom.
The police, however, could not confirm the ransom angle.
The Awgu axis of Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway recently has become a hotbed of terrorist activities.
Herdsmen have been accused but the police have warned against such hasty conclusions.