A former member of  Anambra State House of Assembly, Benson Nwawulu has been abducted by gunmen in Ihiala Local Government Area of the State.

The two-term lawmaker was reportedly abducted in his house in Ihiala on Sunday.

Nwawulu, who left the Assembly in 2019, had also contested for a seat in the House of Representatives, but failed.

Although details of his abduction were still sketchy, a family source said the son of the former lawmaker has reached out to some members of the state Assembly who were his father’s colleagues for funds.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga said efforts were on to get him released.