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Just in: Rivers State monarch, boat travelers abducted in Rivers State



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Unidentified gunmen on Sunday night abducted the monarch of Ikuru town in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, HRM Aaron Ikuru.

The gunmen stormed his residence on Sunday night to carry out the operation.

The palace spokesperson, Mr Maurice Ikuru confirmed the abduction to The Punch on Monday morning. “Yes, it’s true. It happened about 8:30 or 9pm,” he said.

Also, some boat travellers, including a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, who were returning to Port Harcourt from Andoni were kidnapped and whisked away by armed men suspected to be pirates.

The spokesperson of the State police command, Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the incident but said they were yet to get the identities of the victims.

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

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