The paramount ruler of Rumuepirikom Community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State has been kidnapped.

Rumuepirikom is the home country of Governor Nyesom Wike.

Eze Anthony Owabie was kidnapped on his way to Etche on Sunday evening, along Osusu-Etche road in Etche Local Government Area.

A community source, who told our reporter about the development, noted that the victim’s car was later discovered with traces of blood.

The kidnapping of the community ruler has created an atmosphere of panic and anxiety.

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The youths and chiefs of the area are angry over the abduction of their ruler.

Bounce News gathered that the youths of the area have mobilised a search party to look for their paramount ruler.

Palace spokesman, John Ihua appealed to the Rivers Police Command to redouble its efforts to ensure the release of Nye-Wey Eli Rumuepirikom unhurt, adding that members of the Eze’s family and the kingdom are already pained.

The Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the monarch.

The Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said security operatives have been deployed to the area to ensure the monarch is rescued.

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