The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the paramount ruler of Ikulu Kingdom, His Royal Highness Yohanna Kukah, in Southern Kaduna.
The command Spokesman, Mr. Mukhtar Aliyu, said on Wednesday that the monarch was kidnapped on Tuesday night at his residence.
Aliyu said the kidnappers have yet to call for ransom.
“We have deployed our patrol team and our special unit to rescue the paramount ruler unhurt,” he said.
Aliyu said the paramount ruler is a brother to Archbishop Hassan Kuka.
Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper and cattle rustler, Musa Abdullahi a.k.a Gaugai.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Muhammad Shehu, said on Wednesday the arrest was part of the sustained efforts to rid the state of banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other criminal activities.
“The suspect was arrested on January 1 by the Anti-kidnapping Squad of the command on Operation Sharar Daji in Kunkeli and Chabi villages in Maru local government area of the state.
“One Ak47 riffle with five rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspect,” he said.