Kidnappers invade Palace in Abuja, abduct Monarch

Kidnappers invade Palace in Abuja, abduct Monarch

Suspected gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the traditional ruler of Bukpe community in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Hassan Shamidozhi.

According to the Daily Trust, the monarch’s brother, who is the Chief Imam of the Community’s Central Mosque, Malam Jibrin D. Gimba, confirmed this on Thursday.

He said that the monarch was whisked away at gunpoint, while relaxing in front of his palace on Wednesday.

“I just walked into my house after he his palace when he said he wanted to take some shower after which he will come out rest in front of his palace to take some fresh air,” the brother said.

“Some few minutes later, I started hearing gunshots… I watched through my window and discovered that the kidnappers had whisked him away.”

Gimba, who said the abductors of the monarch had not made any contact with the family, said the attack was the third in the community.

He said hours after the abduction, some policemen visited the community but later left.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, DSP Adeh Josephine, has not responded to messages sent to his phone as of press time.

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