Unknown gunmen have abducted the traditional ruler of the Isu community in the Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, HRH Ambrose Ogbu.
A family eyewitness told the reporters that the monarch, who is Ezentum II of the community, was kidnapped, alongside his gateman, between 8pm and 9pm on Wednesday, June 22.
The eyewitness said, “He was kidnapped in his palace. The kidnappers came with motorcycles in their numbers and ordered the gateman to call the chief out,”
“As the chief was coming out, the kidnappers collected his Hyundai SUV car key and immediately forced him into the car and drove away. Right now, no contact has been established with the family. We pray he returns back alive.”
SP Chris Anyanwu Spokesperson of the State Police Command confirmed the abduction to Journalists on Thursday, June 23, in Abakaliki.
“Yes, we are aware of the abduction of the traditional ruler. It happened in Isu, Onicha. The fact now is that we have yet to get the full details,” the PPRO said.