Some yet to be identified gunmen have kidnapped Alhaji Ibrahim Pada, a third class traditional ruler of Rubochi in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Rubochi, SP Michael Ada, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said the traditional ruler was abducted at his residence on Tuesday.
“We received information that gunmen at midnight stormed the residence of the chief of Rubochi and took him to unknown destination,” he said.
He said on receiving the information, the command immediately formed a search-and-rescue team which is now working to rescue the traditional ruler unhurt.
He added that the command would update members of the public on developments on the issue.
A resident of the community, Madaki Dogara, who also confirmed the incident, said it happened around 1.30 a.m on Tuesday.
He alleged that the gunmen, who wore army camouflage in their numbers and carried sophisticated weapons, shot sporadically in the air before whisking the chief away.
According to him, two of the traditional ruler’s children were seriously injured during the attack.