Gunmen In Five Speedboats Kidnap Monarch In Rivers State
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Gunmen riding in about five speedboats over the weekend kidnapped the Chairman of Abissa Council of Chiefs, High Chief Matthew Opoto in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Opoto was abducted while traveling along with members of his council of chiefs through the Abisse waterway in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state.
An indigene of the area, Minaibiye Dolphin, who spoke to journalists said the Chiefs were about five minutes away from their destination when gunmen in speedboats accosted them on gunpoint and demanded that Chief Opoto be identified among the Chiefs.
“And immediately he was identified, Chief Opoto was abducted. Members of the community have been worried about the fate of their traditional ruler ever since,” he said.
He said the Rivers State Police Command has been contacted over the incident.
Dolphin therefore called on relevant security agencies and the Rivers State government to facilitate his release