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JUST IN: Gunmen Kidnap Kogi Monarch, Wife

Some unknown gunmen have invaded the Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi kidnapping the Oba of Idofin and his wife on Monday.

The traditional ruler, Shedrack Durojaye Obibeni, and his wife were nabbed by the gunmen along Makutu-Idofin road around 5pm in the evening.

The Yagba East Local Government Council chairman, Abdulrasak Asiru, who confirmed the incident described it as shocking and sad.

He disclosed that he was still in shock over the monarch’s kidnap, which had not happened in the area for years.

Asiru stressed that the people of Yagba East are in great shock over the kidnap of their revered monarch and his wife due to the “robust” security architecture of the area.

He noted that the kidnappers strategically planned and executed the monarch’s kidnap as he and his wife only moved out to check something and the shocking incident happened in less than 10 minutes.

“We smell a rat over this sad incident and we are not resting until we get to the criminal elements who did this dastardly act and rescue our traditional ruler and his wife,” Asiru told NAN.

He disclosed that alerts and messages had been sent to all the traditional rulers and community leaders in its environs to be vigilant and join the search for the rescue of the kidnapped couple.

When contacted, spokesperson of the Kogi Police Command’s, Williams Ovye-Aya, said he was yet to be briefed by the DPO of the affected area about the incident.

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