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Gunmen Abducts A’Ibom Monarch


A paramount ruler in Mbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State, HRM Ogwong Okon A. Abang, has been kidnapped by unknown persons from his palace at Ebughu.

The abduction which was said to have been carried out at about 9pm Saturday, happened as doctors in the state have downed tools over the kidnap of their colleague, Dr John Robbin Esu, who has remained in the kidnappers den for nearly three weeks after.

Like the case of Dr. Esu, who was kidnapped in Oron LGA, the kidnap of the paramount ruler of Mbo, from same area raises concern over the increasing criminal activities in recent times in Oron nation of the state.

Only last week, the wife of Chief Asukwo Eweme Ulap Okon, a prominent political figure was also abducted in Oron.

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed the monarch’s abduction.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asp Timfon John, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayilara, and other service Commanders have visited the Ebughu Palace of the victim at the time of filing this report while investigation is ongoing.

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