Unidentified gunmen kidnapped the traditional ruler of the Olomoro community, HRM Josiah Umukoro Agbaza 11, on Friday in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State. This abduction comes less than two weeks after the death of the traditional ruler Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in Delta state, Obi Akaeze Ofulue III, whose decomposed body was found after being kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen.
At the time of publication many details of monarch's abduction are unknown. Sources confirmed the story to SaharaReporters saying that the traditional ruler was kidnapped from Olomoro's office at about 8:00am on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Delta State House representative from Isoko South Constituency II, Mr. Johnson Erijo, condemned this abduction in strong terms.
Mr. Erijo called on all of his constituents to be more security conscious and vigilant. He has since contacted the police and all relevant authorities in the State to smoke out and arrest all those behind the kidnapping. He also appealed that anyone with information that could lead to the whereabouts of the kidnapped traditional ruler to contact their nearest police station.
"Security is not the business of the police alone. We must all be vigilant and try as much as possible to report suspicious movement to the appropriate authorities," Mr. Erijo stated.
It would be recalled that in December 2015, a former commissioner of education in the defunct Bendel State, Dr. George Idodo-Umeh, was kidnapped from his home in the Olomoro community. He was later freed after his abductors’ vehicle was involved in a road accident.