Some gunmen on Sunday kidnapped Robert Chukwudilim Eze, the traditional ruler of Ukpo community in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra state, in the eastern part of Nigeria.
Eze, who is also a relation to Chief Arthur Eze, a business magnate, was abducted around 11.20 a.m. in his palace, after attending a church service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Upko.
A witness said that the traditional ruler had just alighted from his black Toyota Hilux security van when the assailants abducted him.
The witness said that four gunmen stormed the palace in a green jeep and shot at the vehicle when the traditional ruler, his driver and his personal assistant refused to open the vehicle’s door.
The Hilux van was riddled with bullets, while the two of its tyres were deflated, apparently punctured by the bullets.