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Just In : Worker shot dead, Traditional Ruler kidnapped as gunnmen invade Palace

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Just In : Worker shot dead, Traditional Ruler kidnapped as gunnmen invade Palace

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Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the traditional ruler of Oghara in Kabba Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

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This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP William Aya, in a statement on Wednesday.

SP Aya said the traditional ruler was abducted on Tuesday after the gunmen invaded his palace and killed his female domestic worker identified as Toyin Onare.

The police spokesperson noted that the gunmen arrived at the palace around 3am and shot sporadically before gaining access to the bedroom of the traditional ruler.

He added that the gunmen also kidnapped two other Chiefs, (Pa.) David Obadofin, and one Temidayo Elewa, along with the traditional ruler.

 

According to SP Aya, Chief Obadofin who was a major cashew farmer and a traditional ruler with one of his boys who were resting in the front of his house as at the time of the. attack.

He said the gunmen whisked the traditional ruler and Temidayo to the bush, adding that one person, however, escaped.

He said Toyin, who was shot at the palace did not die immediately, but was confirmed dead at the General Hospital, Kabba, headquarters of the LGA.

SP Aya added that the state Commissioner of police, Hakeem Yusuf, had deployed a tactical team of officers to the area to fish out the perpetrators and rescue the victim.

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