The sleepy community of Ndigbo in Uvuruclan of Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State was thrown into morning on Tuesday when a three year old pupil of the community primary school Chukwuka Nnadi was kidnapped by unknown persons.
The parents of the boy Sopuruchi and Felicia Nnadi raised the alarm on Tuesday evening when they noticed that the boy did not come home after the school closed for the day.
When they reported to the police Area Command in Uvuru, they were asked to wait for twenty four hours before the boy could be declared missing
The parents to Signature TV that many children roam around the village during school hours because the last government in Imo State introduced free education but went ahead to withdraw teachers from the school leaving three teachers who cannot effectively teach and control the number of pupils in the school.
They said that if the children were fully engaged, their son would not have left the classroom and expose himself to the kidnappers who have not even contacted them.
On Thursday women and youth of the community protested and closed the road leading to the airport. They called on the police and other security authorities to help locate and rescue the boy.
They also said that the kidnap of the boy was not the first attempt at kidnapping children in the community.