JUST IN; Gunmen go on rampge, kidnap Traditional Ruler from Palace

JUST IN; Gunmen go on rampge, kidnap Traditional Ruler from Palace

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, gunmen kidnapped HRM Ogwong Okon A. Abang, the Paramount Ruler of Mbo Local Government Area (LGA) in Akwa Ibom state, from his palace in Ebughu.

The abductors have not yet demanded a ransom from the victim’s family, but the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed the monarch’s abduction.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, ASP Timfon John, confirmed the incident and mentioned that Commissioner of Police Ayilara Waheed Adedamola and other service commanders, along with the Commissioner for Internal Security, have been sent to Mbo local council to assess the situation.

She said: “I can confirm that CP and other Service Commanders & Commissioner for Internal Security were there and addressed press corp.”

However, this kidnapping occurs shortly after medical doctors went on strike in protest of the abduction of their colleague, Dr. John Robbin Esu, who remains in captivity nearly three weeks later.

Additionally, just last week, the wife of Chief Asukwo Eweme Ulap Okon, known as Levile, a prominent political figure, was also abducted in Oron.

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