Ejes Gist Naija News can report that the traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Charles Iroegbu, has been kidnapped by gunmen on Wednesday night,
His abduction is causing widespread fear in the state.
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The gunmen also abducted the kingdom’s cabinet chiefs, who were accompanying the Royal Majesty to a state-wide public event.
The revered king, who is also the owner and CEO of All States Mass Transit, and his cabinet chiefs were kidnapped after attending a traditional wedding in Mbano.
Our correspondent learnt on Thursday that they were in three vehicles and on their way back to the kingdom when the gun-wielding men apprehended them and diverted their movement.
The kidnapping of the king and his cabinet chiefs had triggered widespread fear.
“His Highness and his cabinet chiefs were abducted on their way back from a traditional wedding ceremony in Mbano,” a source said. This is incredible, and there is panic and terror all around.”
A community source told our correspondent that he was concerned that the kidnappers had not developed contact since the kidnapping.
He did say, however, that the community was praying to God for the safe return of the king and his cabinet chiefs because the state’s police forces were under attack.
When our correspondent approached the state’s police spokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu, he said he couldn’t confirm the kidnapping.
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