Unknown gunmen abduct traditional ruler in Abuja


The traditional ruler of Rubochi in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was last night kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The Esu of Rubochi, Ibrahim Pada, is a third-class chief in the nation’s capital and a member of the FCT Council of Chiefs and Coordinator of the Coalition of FCT Indigenous Groups Association.

It will be recalled that on October 27, gunmen believed to be bandits fleeing the military onslaught in Zamfara and Katsina States in the North-West also stormed Rubochi in the new wave of kidnapping across the six area councils of the Territory. On the night of that fateful Sunday, two persons were kidnapped including a policeman known as Selven.

As at the time of this report, police authorities were yet to make any statement on the abduction of the royal father.

The police and other security agencies had on October 10 launched a joint counter-operation to rescue kidnapped victims in the Territory and secure vulnerable communities especially around the Kuje-Pegi-Rubochi area.


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