Armed bandits have abducted a traditional ruler, the Oniru of Iku, in Ondo.
The monarch, Mikaila Bello, the Oniku of Iku in Ikare Akoko, was kidnapped, on Thursday evening, while travelling along Ago Panu o the Owo-Ikare road from Akure.
However, a local hunter told People’s Gazette that the attack on the Ondo ruler occurred in the early hours of Friday.
“The driver of the vehicle was stabbed by the gunmen, but we were able to rescue him alone and rushed him to the hospital,” said the hunter, who also serves as a vigilante in the area. “He is there receiving treatment now with wounds all over his body. Sadly, these people (bandits) are still lurking around our forest in Ondo.”
The kidnappers had yet to contact the victims’ families or demand a ransom.
The Police spokeswoman Funmilayo Odunlami is yet to comment on the monarch’s kidnap.