The paramount ruler of Mgbuolua, Rundele community in Emohua Local Government of Rivers State, Eze G.A.O. Omodu, was kidnapped yesterday.
He was abducted in his home at gunpoint to an unknown destination.
A resident, Alex Igbeni, told newsmen yesterday on the phone that the monarch was taken away in his car, which was later found between Rumuji and Ndele on East-West road.
He said youths had moved to the forest in search of the victim
The resident said: “Around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, gunmen invaded the home of the ruler of Mgbuolua, who travelled home with his family on Monday for the Christmas celebration. He was kidnapped. The gunmen made away with his car. We believe the kidnappers took the monarch through the bush. Let the security operatives help us.”
Police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident, said policemen had been deployed in the area to rescue the ruler.