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In Ebonyi Armed robbers burgle NLC chairman's home, kidnap pregnant wife

The robbers carried out the attack in the evening and made away with valuables and an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Unknown robbers attacked the home of the chairman of the Ebonyi State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Leonard Nkah, in Mile 50 area of Abakaliki, the state capital, on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

The robbers, who were reported to be five in number, carried out the attack in the evening and made away with valuables and an undisclosed amount of cash.

According to a report by Premium Times, Nkah confirmed the attack and reported that his pregnant wife had been briefly abducted by the robbers before she was dumped in the bush.

He said the robbers had attacked his house because they believed he had a large sum of money in his possession.

He said, "I was called by my wife around 9 p.m. that robbers came to our house and demanded for my whereabouts. They said they got information that there was money that was brought in and that they need the money. They forced her to lie down despite the fact that she was pregnant.

"They ransacked the house and took whatever they could find but they were disappointed that there was no such huge amount of money in my house.

"They assaulted my house help who opened the door when they came in, they also assaulted my wife and later abducted her. They beat her up while forcing her to lie down with her pregnancy which was difficult for her. They took her to other residents in the area where they also robbed before dumping her in the bush.

"I thank God I wasn't there, if I was there maybe it may have been a different story. They had information that I had huge sum of money. I was gathering resources to organise this reception for the governor today, maybe some people told them I have money."

According to Premium Times, Special Assistant to Governor David Umahi on Internal security, Kenneth Ugbala, also confirmed the incident.

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