Gunmen abduct Ebonyi monarch

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The traditional ruler of Isuokoma autonomous community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Eze Ambrose Ogbu, has been abducted by gunmen. The gunmen invaded the monarch’s palace on Wednesday night and whisked him away to an unknown destination, Easterner learnt. His abductors have yet to contact his family members.
A community leader, who did not want his name mentioned in the report because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, confirmed the incident to our reporter in Abakaliki.
“He was kidnapped last night at his palace,” he said.
“But the kidnappers have not made any contact with the family nor the community. We have been waiting but no contact yet.”
The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Aliyu Garba, confirmed the incident. He said the police were doing “everything possible” to locate and rescue the monarch.

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