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Gunmen have kidnapped a traditional ruler in Adamawa state, Ardo Mustapha.
He was reportedly kidnapped on Monday around 12 midnight at his home in Mayo-Farang, Mayo Belwa Local Government Area.
Mr Mustapha is the District Head of Mayo-Farang and Sarkin Noman Adamawa.
According to eyewitness statements to journalists on Tuesday, “He was kidnapped in Mayo-Farang, he just returned from Abuja, after Ishai prayer.
“There was much exchange of fire between them and some vigilante or palace guard.
“This is unfortunate, and the kidnappers are yet to contact the family this morning,”.
The police spokesman in the state, Suleiman Nguroje, said police officers have been deployed to rescue the kidnapped monarch.
“On getting the news of the abduction of the traditional ruler, police immediately swung into action and the commissioner of police had tasked personnel deployed to rescue him.
“They (gunmen) are being trailed and by God’s grace he will be rescued,” he said.