Unknown gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped the chairman of Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State, Philemon Kingoli.
Kingoli was abducted in the early hours of Wednesday along the Peter Odili Road axis of Port Harcourt, the State capital.
It was gathered that the abductors are yet to make any contact, nor demand any ransom to free the council chairman.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni who confirmed Kingoli’s kidnap said everything was being done to ensure the safe return of the Council Chairman.
In a separate development, two persons were shot dead on Wednesday night between Victoria and Bende street in the old Port Harcourt township in what is perceived to be a cult attack.
Omoni said he was yet to gather details of the killings in the old Port Harcourt township and promised to get back to our correspondent after contacting the Divisional Police Officer.