The Chairman of Andoni Area Traditional Rulers Council, HRM King Dr. Aaron .M. Ikuru and a lecturer with the University of Port Harcourt, Dr Jones Ayuwo have been abducted by gunmen on Sunday night.
Mr Maurice Ikuru, who is the monarch’s palace spokesperson, confirmed the abduction of the monarch.
” Yes, it’s true. It happened about 8:30 or 9pm,” Ikuru stated on Monday morning.
Ayuwo of the department of Linguistics and Communications Studies in UNIPORT was abducted on Sunday night along the Andoni-Ogoni road, while returning from the Local Government Area of Andoni after a function by his Local Language Bible Translation committee which he serves as the secretary.
The spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident but was yet to get their identities.
“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 stated.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives member representing Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency, Awaji-Inombe Abiante has called for the immediate release of the abductees.
Honourable Abiante in a statement he personally signed described the abduction of the first class traditional ruler as a desecration of the culture and belief of the people.
He also said the abduction of Dr Jones Ayuwo who was “on an assignment for the betterment and development of the area impedes development.”
He lamented that the attacks portray Andoni in a bad light and must be condemned by all