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RIVERS : Traditional Ruler Aarom Ikuru, Kidnapped By Gunmen


Gunmen Abduct Traditional ruler Aarom of Ikuru Town, Uniport Lecturer, Others.

Aarom Ikuru a monarch of Andoni local government area of Rivers state, has been abducted by gunmen. 

The gunmen invaded the monarch’s palace on Sunday evening. 

Maurice Ikuru, the monarch’s palace spokesperson, who confirmed the attack to  said,

 “yes, it’s true. It happened about 8:30 or 9pm”. 

Some boat travellers, including a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, who were returning to Port Harcourt from Andoni were also kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be pirates.

Nnamdi Omoni, police spokesperson in the state, who confirmed the incident, said the kidnapped travellers are yet to be identified.

“I can confirm that some persons who were coming back from Andoni were ambushed and kidnapped. Investigation is ongoing to get the details,” he said. 

No group yet has demanded ransom.

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