The Acting Ejeh of Ankpa, a first class traditional ruler of Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Alhaji Shaibu Usman was on Friday, December 18, abducted from the mosque while performing early morning prayer (subhi).
This is as the commissioner of Police CP Ayuba Edeh has vowed to do everything within his powers to rescue the royal father unhurt even as he promise to arrest the perpetrators.
However the abductors are yet to make contact with the family, but the Commissioner of Police said the Police have cordoned all entry and exit point into the State, with the view to rescuing the Traditional Ruler.
According to CP Edeh, the kidnappers had laid ambushed at the mosque, and zoomed off immidiately with the Traditional Ruler to an unknown destination.
Speaking on the incident, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, said efforts is on to ensure that the traditional ruler is secured safely.
According to him, ” The State Government is working with security agencies to ensure his release.
The Kogi State Government has also put machinery in motion to ensure even more stringent security network during this yuletide.