BANDITS ABDUCT TRADITIONAL RULER IN KOGI STATE
Reports indicate that Bandits on Friday, December 18, abducted Shaibu Usman, the Eje of Ankpa in Kogi State.
Sources say he was abducted around 5.30 am on Friday while entering the mosque to pray.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Ayuba Ede, said that the police have blocked all entry and exit points into the State, as they intensify efforts to rescue the traditional ruler.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said effort is on to secure the release of the traditional ruler.
“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,” he said.
This comes hours after unknown gunmen attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kaura-Namoda and killed eight persons.