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The acting traditional ruler of Ankpa, in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Alhaji Shaibu Usman, who is the acting Eje, was kidnapped by gunmen on Friday while he was entering the mosque around 5.30am, the report says.
In its reaction on Friday evening immediately after the Kidnap, the Kogi State Police Command assured the people that it would not rest until the monarch’s release was secured. The police also said that his abductors were yet to contact his family.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Ayuba Ede, said the police had cordoned off all entry and exit points into the state with a view to rescuing the traditional ruler.
While narrating how the traditional ruler was kidnapped, he said that the kidnappers laid an ambush at the mosque and zoomed off immediately with the traditional ruler to a destination yet to be ascertained.
In another reaction, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said efforts were on to secure the release of the traditional ruler.
‘The state government is working with security agencies to ensure his release. The Kogi State Government has also set machinery in motion to ensure an even more stringent security network during this yuletide.’
‘The people of Ankpa should remain calm as the government is on top of the situation. We remain committed to security of lives and property,’ he stated.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK