Gunmen have kidnapped a paramount ruler in the ancient Nembe Kingdom, Chief Gogo Lambert, the Amayanabo of Biokponga community, Nembe Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
According to reports, the gunmen invaded the community at 11:30p.m. on Tuesday and abducted the traditional ruler after shooting sporadically into the air.
The monarch, who was said to be fast asleep when the gunmen got to his residence was woken up by them before they whisked him away in a waiting speedboat.
The abduction was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat. He said the victim was taken away from his community in Nembe-Bassambiri.
According to him, police got the report of the incident from the son of the victim, M. Udua on Wednesday.