The traditional ruler of Ikuru town in the Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, HRM Aaron Ikuru was on Sunday night whisked away by unknown gunmen m.
The monarch was abducted at his residence.
Those kidnapped alongside the monarch are some boat travellers, including a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, who were returning to Port Harcourt from Andoni.
Mr Maurice Ikuru, who is the monarch’s palace spokesperson, confirmed his principal’s kidnap to reporters on Monday morning. “Yes, it’s true. It happened about 8:30 or 9pm,” he said.
The state police command spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that some Port Harcourt-bound travellers were kidnapped but was yet to get their identities.
“I can confirm that some persons who were coming back from Andoni were ambushed and kidnapped. The investigation is on-going to get the details,” Omoni stated.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.