Traditional rulers in Imo State under the auspices of Monarchs in Owerri Senatorial zone have decided to seek spiritual and divine intervention into the abduction of their colleague.
This follows the kidnap of the traditional ruler of Nguru Nweafor community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, HRM Oswald Anyanwu.
The Deputy Chairman of Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Chidume Okoro, said that the monarch was kidnapped along Port Harcourt road within Owerri municipal few days ago.
He added that they have resolved to fight with all powers within their reach to put an end to kidnapping of traditional rulers and also ensure that the monarch in their custody was released without condition as they are giving the perpetrators of such evil 48 hours ultimatum to release the said monarch.
They condemned in strong terms, the continued kidnap of traditional rulers in the state which they described as ‘desecration and abomination’ against revered traditional institution in Igbo land.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, Andrew Enwerem, who confirmed the kidnap of the monarch, said that the Police command received the information as a rude shock.
He said that the command was not relenting in their effort to ensure the smooth rescue and release of the monarch.