Gunmen have kidnapped a popular native doctor in Oba, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki, was abducted on from his hotel room while two of his personal aides were shot dead.

The armed men were said to have stormed the hotel of the popular witch doctor in the Oba community on Sunday night.

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His two bodyguards were shot dead before he was later whisked away to an unknown destination.

It was gathered that the operation that led to Tiwaraki’s abduction was carried out with ease, thereby raising concerns in the community about his status as a native doctor.

Tiwaraki was known to have always boasted of how powerful and rich he was, while his mansion in the community was also said to have attracted people who sought anti-bullet charms and money rituals.

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The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, has confirmed the incident, saying it happened around 11:30 and a manhunt has been launch.

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