Gunmen in the early hours of Friday kidnapped the Ideato North Local Government Chairman Chris Ohizu, and two others in Imo State.
This was after his country home in the Imoko community in Arondizuogu was razed by his attackers.
The council boss was reportedly shot on his leg before he was whisked away with two others by their attackers.
This came less than a week after the country home of the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties, Ugochinyere Imo, was attacked at Akokwa community in the Ideato North LGA, with three persons killed and about 33 vehicles razed.
Meanwhile, concerns have been raised over the spate of insecurity in the Southeast which could affect the smooth conduct of the 2023 elections.