The acting first class monarch in Kogi state, the Eje of Ankpa, Alhaji Shaibu Usman has been kidnapped inside Mosque on Friday morning
It was reliably gathered that the monarch from Kogi east was kidnapped inside the mosque while about to observed Zubihi at about 5.30 am on Friday.
According to source, the kidnappers numbering about five in numbers and fully armed stormed the mosque and dragged the acting first class Chief in the presence of other worshipers that could not resist the kidnapping of the monarch.
Alhaji Shaibu Usman abductors are yet to make any contact with the family.
The Commissioner of Police while confirming the incident to neqsmen on Friday said the Police have cordoned all entry and exit point into the State, with the view to rescuing the Traditional Rulers.
According to CP Edeh, the kidnappers had laid ambushed at the mosque, and zommed off immidiately with the Traditional Ruler to yet to be ascertained destination.
Also speaking on the incident, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, said efforts is on to ensure that the traditional ruler is secured safely.
According to him, ” The State Government is working with security agencies to ensure his release.
The Kogi State Government has also put machinery in motion to ensure even more stringent security network during this yuletide.
The people of Ankpa should remain calm as Government is on top of the situation. We remain committed to security of lives and property.”