Gunmen on Thursday abducted the traditional ruler of Isu community in Onicha local government area of Ebonyi State, Chief Ambrose Ogbu.
Ogbu was abducted alongside his security guard by the kidnappers who stormed the palace on motorcycles at about 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
The spokesman for the state police command, hris Anyanwu, confirmed the incident to journalists on Thursday in Abakaliki.
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He said: “Yes, we are aware of the abduction of the traditional ruler. It happened in Isu, Onicha. The fact now is that we are yet to get the full details.”
The abduction of traditional rulers has become a regular occurrence in South-East states in the last few months.
About 10 monarchs had been kidnapped in the region since the beginning of the year.
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