Rescued by Operation Rescue Imo team. Kidnap victim, Sir Henry Nwaneri dies in hospital.

We lost another life to kidnappers in Nkwerre recently. He died on Christmas day. Before his untimely death, Sir Henry Nwaneri was President, Emeritus Nkwerre Aborigenes Union and also Former GM, Addax Petroleum.

Narrating the story, a family source who reached out to IMO STATE BLOG disclosed that  Sir Nwaneri  was picked up from his village home in Ukwuinyi, Nkwerre.

Initially, they wanted to take his wife but he pleaded for them to leave her because she was ill. The hoodlums proceeded to take Sir Nwaneri in his own car. Unknown to them, his vehicle had a tracking device.


Meanwhile, the Operation Rescue Imo team was alerted and they swung into action. In what can be described as a swift response, they tracked down the vehicle to somewhere around Ihiala. A shoot out ensued. Some of the kidnappers were killed but few escaped. Sir. Henry Nwaneri was rescued from his vehicle and taken to the Hospital for treatment. He gave up the ghost two days later (Dec.25th) following injuries and shock from the incident. His son’s traditional wedding was scheduled for Dec.27th.


It is noteworthy to mention that, our source was full of encomiums for the Operation Rescue Mission team.

The Rescue mission was unbelievably swift. Infact, it was un-Nigerian. He did not have any injuries to his heart, abdomen or head. It is reassuring that you can get response from the security apparatus. We are not blaming the rescue team for his death. They rescued him in a flash. They shot some of the kidnappers and rescued him from the car safely. He was alive. They did their fantastic job, it was not their fault.

Impressive feedback. We commend the men of the Operation Rescue Imo team for being swift in their response.Too many lives have been  lost to crime in the State. Even though this incident ended up in a tragic circumstance, such feedback assures that Security is reformed in Imo.


Apparently it is his son that was to get married on the 27th and not “daughter” as earlier reported. Clearly, the wedding was  cancelled. IMO STATE BLOG is being made to understand that, whilst the family truly commends the Rescue mission unit,  the deceased died from police gun shot wounds.  


 May the soul of Sir Henry Nwaneri find peace in the bosom of our Lord, Jesus Christ.




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