Gunmen kidnap monarch in Rivers



From Tony John, Port Harcourt

Gunmen have abducted the monarch of Ikuru Town in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, His Royal Majesty Aaron Ikuru.
Daily Sun gathered that the traditional ruler was abducted at his residence in Ikuru town at the weekend.
A source at the monarch’s palace has confirmed the abduction, saying that the incident occurred about 8:30 pm on Sunday.
The source disclosed that the yet-to-be-identified gunmen took the traditional ruler to an unknown destination.
The source said the bandits have not contacted the victim’s family since the incident and appealed to security agencies to rescue him unhurt.
Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Nnamdi Omoni, said that the Command has intensified efforts to rescue the victim and apprehend the fleeing suspects.
Omoni said :”It’s confirmed and all hands are on deck to ensure his release”.
Similarly, gunmen have kidnapped a lecturer with the Linguistics and Communications Department of the University of Port Harcourt, Dr. Jones Ayauwo.
Also ,the armed men reportedly attacked three journalists with the Rivers State Television Authority (RSTV) and took away their camera and phones.
The incidents happened on Sunday around Bori in Khana Local Government Area of the state.
Daily Sun gathered that the victims were retuning to Port Harcourt from a function in Andoni LGA, when the hoodlums struck.
An anonymous source gave the names of the RSTV journalists as :Cletus Enerujama , a Translator, Godspwer Anele a Reporter and Thursday Dick, a Cameraman.
The source disclosed that : “The staff were waylaid by four armed men on their way from Andoni and their camera, phones with other valuables were taken away.
“The Head of Linguistics, UNIPORT, Dr Jones Ayauwo, was kidnapped to an unknown destination”.
The source also noted that the RSTV staff, who were attacked, later reported the incident at Bori Police Station.
Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Nnamdi Omoni,said he was yet to be fully furnished with the details.


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