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Gunmen Abduct Rivers Traditional Ruler, UNIPORT Lecturer, Others


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have stormed the residence of the traditional ruler of Ikuru town in the Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, HRM Aarom Ikuru, and abducted him.

Ikuru’s abduction, which occurred on Sunday night, was confirmed to  The Punch by the monarch’s palace spokesperson, Maurice Ikuru.

“Yes, it’s true. It happened about 8:30 or 9pm,” he said on Monday morning.

It was also gathered that suspected sea pirates whisked away some boat travellers, including a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, who were returning to Port Harcourt from Andoni.

When contacted, spokesman of the State police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that some Port Harcourt-bound travellers were kidnapped but was yet to get their identities.

“I can confirm that some persons who were coming back from Andoni were ambushed and kidnapped. Investigation is on-going to get the details,” Omoni stated.

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