Gunmen have kidnapped a traditional ruler, the Adogu of Eganyi in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi, Mohammed Adembe.
According to reports, the traditional ruler was returning to his community from Okene, also in Kogi, when he was kidnapped.
Confirming the incident, police spokesman in Kogi, William Aya, said that Adembe was kidnapped at about 5:20 pm on the Okene -Eganyi Road.
The spokesman revealed that the gunmen took advantage of the bad spots on the road to kidnap the traditional ruler.
“His car slowed down at one of the potholes on the road; the gunmen emerged from a nearby bush and started shooting sporadically into the air, thereby forcing him to a stop.
“Other occupants of the vehicle were spared as the gunmen marched only the traditional ruler into the bush,’’ he explained.
Mr added that policemen were already combing the surrounding area and the bush to rescue Alhaji Adembe and reunite him with his community.