Eze Ambrose Ogbu
The traditional ruler of Isu autonomous community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Eze Ambrose Ogbu, has been kidnapped by suspected gunmen in the area.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi State, SP Chris Anyanwu, said that the police were aware of the incident and were on top of the matter.
“Yes, we are aware of the abduction of the traditinal ruler. It happened in Isu, Onicha. The fact now is that, we are yet to get the full detail,” the Police added.
A family source, who prefered anonymity, said that Ogbu, who is Ezentum 11 of the community, was kidnapped alongside with his gateman on Wednesday night between 8pm and 9pm.
“He was kidnapped in his palace. The kidnappers came with motorcycles in their number and ordered the gateman to call the chief out.
“As chief was coming out, the kidnappers forced him to get his car key and immediately forced him nto his Hundai SUV and drove away.
“Right now, no contact or calls had been made to the family. We pray he will return alive,” the source said.