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Kidnappers Snatch Monarch, Driver In Delta

Posted: Jan 6, 2016 at 9:54 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
By Felix Igbekoyi
Correspondent, Asaba
Barely two weeks some Catholics Priests were kidnapped in Delta North Area, a Monarch, HRM Akaeze Edward, Ofulue III, of Ubulu-Uku kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen.
The incident occurred about 4pm Tuesday at a bad spot between Igbodo and Obior which has become a flashpoint in recent times.
A motorcycle rider, popularly called ‘Okada man’ confirmed that the unsuspecting king who was driving from Obior end towards Igbodo in his Toyota Land Cruiser jeep, was intercepted by the suspected herdsmen when the driver slowed down at the bad spot.

According to him, the suspected abductors came out of the bush on sighting the car, shot sporadically into the air which caused the driver to get stuck in a ditch while attempting to make u-turn and avert been  hit by bullets.

‘’ I saw a young man with the Hausa attire hovering around the place. The suspected herdsmen numbering over six captured the king and his driver and led them into the bush’’
“I saw the jeep with the doors opened without the occupants. He was one of those who drew attention of the people of the area to the incident.
Celestina Kalu, State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, while confirming the incident said “I cannot confirm the occupants of the jeep now but our men have gone into the bush in search of them”. 

Kalu expressed hope that the occupants would be freed unhurt.
It has also been confirmed that the abandoned SUV has been recovered from the spot by a combined team of police men attached to the Igbodo police station and local vigilante from Igbodo and Obior communities.

A source close to the kingdom, said they would not sleep until their monarch regains his freedom and stop such attempts to threaten the peace of the area.

Meanwhile youths from the area have moved into the bush to join in the search for the Monarch.