Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state, Eze Charles Iroegbu.

Iroegbu was said to have been kidnapped on Wednesday night alongside the cabinet chiefs of the kingdom on their way back from a traditional wedding in Mbano.

Report said they were in three vehicles heading back to the kingdom after the function when the gun-wielding men waylaid them and diverted their movement.

The abduction of the monarch and his cabinet chiefs had caused panic in the community.

The monarch, is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of All States Mass Transit.