Ibrahim Pada, a third-class traditional ruler of Rubochi in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory has been reportedly kidnapped by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
Divisional Police Officer of Rubochi, SP Michael Ada confirmed the incident on Wednesday saying that 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 an unknown destination,” he said.
He said on receiving the information, the command immediately formed a search-and-rescue team that is now working to rescue the traditional ruler.
Mr Madaki Dogara, a resident of the community, who also confirmed the incident, said it happened around 1.30 a.m. on Tuesday.
He revealed that the gunmen wore camouflage and carried weapons. They shot continuously into the air before taking the chief away.
According to him, two children of the traditional ruler were seriously injured during the abduction.