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Traditional ruler abducted by gunmen in Ebonyi



The traditional ruler of Isuokoma autonomous community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Eze Ambrose Ogbu has been kidnapped by yet-to-be-identified persons at his Palace in Isu, in the council area, these persons suspected to be gunmen.

According to a reliable 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.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Aliyu Garba, 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.

“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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