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Gunmen Kidnaps monarch, others

Gunmen have kidnapped Aaron Ikuru, monarch of Ikuru, and some boat travellers, including a lecturer in Rivers.

The abduction took place on Sunday night in Ikuru in Andoni local government area.

The monarch was abducted at gunpoint around 9:00 pm at his residence shortly after the assailants whisked him away, PUNCH reported.

However, in another separate attack, some boat travellers and a University of Port Harcourt lecturer were intercepted by the gunmen.

It was gathered that the commuters were kidnapped at gunpoint while returning from Adoni to Port Harcourt.

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According to PUNCH’s report, the monarch’s spokesperson, Maurice Ikuru, confirmed the incident.

“Yes, it’s true. It happened about 8:30 or 9:00 pm,” Mr. Ikuru said.

The Rivers Police command spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident.

He said “The command is aware of the abduction of a monarch that occurred last night, and we are working on it. Not only him, others too were abducted,”.


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