Unknown armed men kidnap Traditional Ruler, four [4] others

The Traditional Ruler of Ikuru town in the Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, HRM Aarom Ikuru, has been kidnapped by gunmen at his residence in the early hours of Sunday, CRIMECHANNELS reports.

It was gathered that the gunmen also abducted 4 persons who were travelling by boat. One of the 4 persons was said to be a Lecturer at the University of Port-Harcourt.

The 4 persons were returning to Port-Harcourt from Adoni when the tragic incident happened.

Meanwhile, the Spokesperson of the Monarch, Mr Maurice Ikuru, confirmed his boss abduction to newsmen. He said that he was whisked away by the gunmen around 9pm at his residence in Andoni, Rivers state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that some Port Harcourt-bound travellers were kidnapped.

He however, said that their identities are yet to be known. He also said the gunmen haven’t communicated to the families of the victims yet.

He said, “I can confirm that some persons who were coming back from Andoni were ambushed and kidnapped. Investigation is on-going to get the details.”

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