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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Another paramount ruler, Chief Yohanna Kukah kidnapped in Kaduna State

Yesterday, the Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the abduction of the paramount ruler of Ikulu in Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of the state, Chief Yohanna Kukah.
The Command’s spokesman, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu, who confirmed the incident, said the traditional ruler was kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday night.

He said efforts were on top gear to rescue the victim, noting that the kidnapers had yet to reach out to the family or place ransom on the monarch.  Aliyu  added that all the relevant units of the police, including the anti-kdnapping squad had been mobilise to rescue the traditional ruler.  
The spokesman said, “We are doing everything possible including searching the area to rescue him”.

The traditional ruler is a younger brother to Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Kukah,  According to eyewitnesses, gunmen stormed the palace of the traditional ruler at about 9:00pm and demanded him to come out of the house.  An attempt by one of the guards to prevent the traditional ruler from yielding to the kidnapers’ demand was rebuffed by the abductors. 

The gunmen, it was learnt forced their ways into the palace and together made away with the royal father and the guard.

Gunmen  had on New Year Day morning shot and killed a traditional ruler and his pregnant wife in a village in the Sanga  Local  Government Area of  Kaduna State.

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