Gunmen have kidnapped the traditional ruler of Isuokoma autonomous community in the Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Eze Ambrose Ogbu.
The monarch was kidnapped late on Wednesday at his palace in Isu, in the council area.
A source confirmed the incident to The Punch on Thursday.
“But the kidnappers have not made any contact with the family or the community. We have been waiting, but no contact yet,” the source added.
The Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, said the gunmen invaded the royal father’s residence and abducted him.
He said, “They drove away with him and till now, nobody knows his whereabouts. It’s very unfortunate; but we will do our best to get him reunited with his family.
“Our men have already swung into action and we will do the needful as soon as we know his location.”