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Rivers Traditional ruler rescued after 6 weeks in captivity

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the release of the Traditional Ruler of Ikuru in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State,...


The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the release of the Traditional Ruler of Ikuru in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, His Royal Majesty, King Aaron Miller who was Kidnaped by unknown gunmen at his residence almost a month ago.

A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Nnamdi Omoni revealed that the Okama of Ikuru Kingdom was released Saturday night at a forest in Abissa in Akuku Toru Local Government Area where he had been held in captivity for a month now.

The statement said his release was a result of a robust synergy between the Nigerian Police and the Navy, where through collaborative efforts, both agencies from inception, worked relentlessly with the aid of technical assistance to release the monarch.

You would recall that the Monarch was abducted on the 21st of February 2021 from his home town Ikuru and taken to an unknown destination.

However, “the Police in the wake of the incident, deployed strategically and mounted unassailable pressure on the Kidnappers and it was reported that in one of such pressures, the King’s clothes and Hat were recovered at a creek, while one Wariboko Basoene was arrested who in the course of Investigation, made useful confessions to the Police and finally led the Operatives to a forest in Abissa, where the Monarch was eventually rescued, unhurt,” Omoni started.

Narrating his ordeal in the hands of his abductors, the Traditional Ruler expressed gratitude to God Almighty for using the instrumentality of the Police and other agencies to effect his release.