Anxiety As Gunmen Kidnap Cross River Monarch, Kill Aide, Details Emerge

Anxiety As Gunmen Kidnap Cross River Monarch, Kill Aide, Details Emerge

  • A traditional ruler in Cross River, Etiyin Maurice Edet, has been whisked away to an unknown destination by gunmen
  • According to reports, his principal aide was also killed by the armed men during his abduction
  • The spokesperson of the state's police command, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the unfortunate development but declined further comment journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Cross River, Calabar - Gunmen have abducted a traditional ruler in the Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River state in a fresh attack.

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Police authorities in the state have confirmed the monarch's abduction. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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The monarch, identified simply as Etiyin Maurice Edet, was abducted by armed men who invaded his residence on Sunday night, December 10.

As reported by The Punch, an aide to the traditional ruler was shot dead as he attempted to resist his principal's abduction, a source in the community revealed.

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Reacting, the spokesperson for the state police command, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident but disclosed that details were still sketchy, Premium Times reported.

Ugbo did not also confirm if the abductors were demanding money to release the abductee or even contacted his family.

Gunmen invade Cross River Secretariat, shoot accountant

This comes barely two weeks after gunmen attacked the Cross River Ministry of Education and shot at an accountant on Wednesday, November 29.

The gunmen reportedly trailed the accountant from a bank where he had gone to make some withdrawals to the old Government Secretariat near Government House in Calabar and was shot in the thigh.

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In another development, reported earlier that seven people, including members of a local vigilante group, were killed in an attack by gunmen on Porsche nightclub at Oba, in Idemili local government area of Anambra state on Sunday, December 10.

Confirming the incident, Tochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson for the Anambra state police command, said the police recovered some bodies from the scene, adding that several others sustained injuries.

Bandits abduct people in Abuja

Also, bandits attacked the Zone 5 segment of the Kubwa Extension II Relocation Estate along Arab Road in the Federal Capital Territory.

The attack reportedly occurred on Sunday night, December 10.

A woman and her three children were reportedly kidnapped - including a six-month-old baby.


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