- Unknown gunmen have struck in Kogi state, kidnapping a prominent traditional ruler, Mohammed Adembe, on Tuesday, July 13
- Adembe, the Adogu of Eganyi, was reportedly abducted on his way to Eganyi community on the evening of Tuesday
- The police command has confirmed the incident and urged residents to assist with relevant information to rescue the victim
Ajaokuta, Kogi state - Some unknown gunmen have abducted Mohammed Adembe, a first-class traditional ruler in Kogi state and Adogu of Eganyi in the Ajaokuta local government area.
An indigene of Eganyi was cited as saying that the royal father, who was alone in his car, left Okene town around 4pm on his way to Eganyi community, but was abducted between Ebiya and Eganyi by hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers.
The source whose name was not disclosed added that the kidnappers called the family of the monarch at about 1pm on Wednesday, July 14, and demanded a ransom of N30m to free him.
Police confirm incident
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kogi state police command, William Ayah, said a special squad has been deployed to trail the abductors.
Emir of Kajuru regains freedom
In another related development, the Emir of Kajuru in Kaduna state, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, has regained his freedom barely 24 hours after he and some members of his family were kidnapped by yet-to-be-known bandits.
The authorities reportedly confirmed the release of the aged traditional ruler on Monday, July 12.
Legit.ng gathered that he was released at about 5 pm, after spending a night in the custody of the armed bandits. However, the other 13 members of his family are still in captivity.