Monarch, wife abducted in Kogi

The Oba of Idofin, Shedrack Durojaye Obibeni and his wife have been abducted by gunmen along Makutu-Idofin road in Yagba East local government area of Kogi State.

A source explained that the incident happened on Monday evening around 5.30pm while he was in transit in the area.

The Oba’s car, according to the source was flagged down at gunpoint by the hoodlums who whisked him and his wife away to an unknown destination.

Mr. Tunde Ibrahim, the Director of Security of Okun Development Association (ODA), confirmed the incident on the association’s platform.

SP William Aya, the Kogi State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, who also confirmed the incident, assured that efforts were being intensified to ensure the immediate release of the monarch and his wife.

According to him, Hakeem Adesina Yusuf, the state Commissioner of Police, had already deployed men of the command, in conjunction with other sister security operatives and local vigilantes with a view of tracking the hoodlums and rescuing the victims.

The PPRO said, “We are already on the trail of the abductors of the monarch and his wife. No cause for alarm. Men of the command, in synergy with other sister security operatives, hunters and vigilantes are on the track of the hoodlums.”