The Nasarawa command of the Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the kidnapping of the Emir of Gurku in Karu Local Government Area.
According to the police report, assailants abducted the monarch, Jibrin Mohammed, and his wife from the palace.
Police stated that efforts are being made to salvage the situation and implored residents to remain calm as they would provide updates as the situation develops.
– Nasarawa and Lafia Jibrin Mohammed, the Emir of Gurku of Karu Local Government Area in Nasarawa State, and his wife have been abducted by unidentified gunmen.
The incident was confirmed by the Nasarawa State Police Command through its spokesperson, DSP Ramhan Nansel, during a Monday, August 7 press briefing, as reported by Daily Trust.
It was determined that the suspects who abducted him and his wife entered the palace of the monarch.
How the Emir of Gurku was abducted.
DSP Nansel disclosed that a 911 call was made from the palace of the monarch on Sunday, August 6.
The palace is reportedly 10 kilometers from the main village of Mararaba in the Karu Local Government Area.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Mohammed-Baba, deployed a combined team of police operatives in collaboration with the vigilante group to the scene.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that the chief and his wife were abducted to an unknown destination. The surrounding bushes and the mountains were combed but all efforts to get them back proved abortive.”
However, he assured that the commissioner had dispatched additional tactical team, anti-kidnapping unit, and Karu Area Command personnel to the site.
“Efforts are ongoing to rescue the chief and his wife unhurt. The public will be kept abreast as events unfold.”
Photos depict NAF special forces rescuing kidnapped victims in Kaduna State.
In the meantime, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces rescued at least six captives in the Birnin Gwari region of Kaduna State.
Six women and one male were rescued by NAF special forces on Sunday, August 6, after being abducted.
As soon as the forces were spotted, it was determined that the terrorists abandoned their victims and fled the forest for fear of being killed.