United States of America-based Nigerian has reportedly escaped from kidnappers’ den after turning the heat against one of his captors and beating him to a pulp.
The man, identified simply as Chinweizu, was said to have been abducted on the Akara Isuikwuato Road in Abia State alongside an unidentified woman.
It was gathered that the kidnappers, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, seized the duo around 3 pm on February 3, 2021, and took them into the forest.
A source close to Chinweizu said while inside the bush, three of the kidnappers left the male victim with one of their armed colleagues and took the young woman away to possibly rape her.
But Chinweizu was said to have attacked the kidnapper when he turned his back on him.
The source, who preferred not to be mentioned, said, “He (Chineweizu) kicked the kidnapper from behind and picked his gun and used it’s butt to consistently hit the eyes of the gang member until the white part of one of eyes almost popped out.”
The source, who preferred anonymity, said the kidnapper’s gang members left the young woman when they heard the cry of their colleague and rushed to help him.
The source stated, “But before they could get there, the kidnapped victim had gone after inflicting a serious injury on one of the kidnappers, who is a Fulani man. He (Chinweizu) also took the kidnapper’s gun away.
“He reported the matter to the Army and said the kidnappers would rush their colleague to the nearest hospital. Some of the hospitals were informed about the development and on the same day, the kidnappers came to one of the hospitals with their injured colleague.
“They were immediately rounded up. The victim was called upon to identify them before they were taken away by security operatives.”
Another source in Isuikwuato corroborated the story of how Chinweizu escaped from the kidnappers’ camp.
The source said, “They kidnapped an Ahaba man and a woman of unconfirmed origin. Both were taken to their camp in the heart of the forest.
“The man disarmed and wounded one of his captors and escaped, while the others were attempting to rape the female captive. The cry of the disarmed kidnapper disrupted the rape and the two victims escaped in different directions.