The acting Eje Of Ankpa, in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Alhaji Shaibu Usman has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
Usman was kidnapped on Friday morning while entering the mosque.
The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Ayuba Ede, said that the police have cordoned all entry and exit points into the state in order to rescue the traditional ruler.
According to the CP, the kidnappers laid ambush at the mosque, and zoomed off with the traditional ruler to an unknown destination.
Speaking on the incident, the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said the state government is making frantic effort to secure the release of the traditional ruler.
“The state government is working with security agencies to ensure his release. The Kogi State Government has also put machinery in motion to ensure even more stringent security network during this yuletide.
“The people of Ankpa should remain calm as government is on top of the situation. We remain committed to security of lives and property,” he stated.