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Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler In Ebonyi State

Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler In Ebonyi State

Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler In Ebonyi State

Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler In Ebonyi State

Eze Ambrose Ogbu, the traditional head of the Isuokoma autonomous community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has been abducted by suspected gunmen.

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At his palace in Isu, near the council district, the monarch was kidnapped on Wednesday night by unidentified individuals.

On Thursday, our correspondent in Abakaliki received confirmation of the occurrence from a trustworthy source and local stakeholder who requested anonymity.

According to the source, the royal father’s captors were yet to contact the family as of the time of filing this report, Thursday afternoon.

“He was kidnapped last night at his palace. But the kidnappers have not made any contact with the family or the community. We have been waiting; but no contact yet,” the source said.

The Ebonyi Police Command, on Thursday, confirmed the incident.

Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler In Ebonyi State

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Aliyu Garba, in an interview with our correspondent, in Abakaliki, said the gunmen ambushed the royal father’s residence, on Wednesday night, and abducted him.

While confirming that the monarch’s captors were yet to contact his family and the authorities, the police boss said men of the command had expedited action to get the traditional ruler reunited with his family.

“Yes. The gunmen ambushed his house on Wednesday night and commanded him to enter into their vehicle and he did.

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“They drove away with him, and till now, nobody knows his whereabouts. It is very unfortunate but we will do our best to get him reunited with his family.

“Our men have already swung into action and we will do the needful as soon as we know his location,” Garba said.


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