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Kidnappers seize another Delta Monarch

Kidnappers seize another Delta Monarch

Fully-armed men who shoot sporadically have abducted HRM Josiah Umukoro Aghaza I, the 96-year-old Odio-ologobo (traditional ruler) of Olomoro Kingdom in Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State barely 24 days after Fulani herdsmen kidnapped and murdered the Obi of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state.

Sources stated that the royal father was going to his palace at about 10.00 am after departing the residence of his wife when the armed men suspected to be kidnappers, numbering four, ambushed him, dragged him out of his car and took him hostage.
“There is tension in the whole town over the incident. The men, who came in a Honda CRV SUV sped away with the monarch and commercial motorcyclists pursued them as far as Ughelli, but because they were driving a motor vehicle, they succeeded in escaping,” a villager said.
Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Police Command, DSP Celestina Kalu, confirmed the abduction of the royal father when contacted revealing that“We are aware; police are on top of the situation, we have mobilized our men in search of the suspects.”

While, Chair, Isoko South Local government Area, Mr. Malik Ikpokpo, stated that an intensive search and rescue mission has been initiated and he has credible information that the kidnappers abandoned their getaway car at Agbarha Otor, near Ughelli, when they sensed that security operatives were hot on their heels.

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