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BREAKING: Gunmen kidnap popular first-class Nigerian monarch

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A first-class monarch in Plateau State, Isaac Azi Wakili, was on Friday morning abducted by some gunmen.

CITYNEWS NIGERIA reports that Wakili is the paramount ruler of the Izere nation in Jos East Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

It was learned that the first-class monarch was kidnapped when gunmen invaded his palace at Shere community.

Sources close to the Palace in Angware said that the criminals stormed the palace at about 3 am on Friday shooting sporadically and engaged the security personnel attached to the palace.

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Two security officers sustained varied degrees of injury even as the gunmen overwhelmed them and took away the traditional ruler.

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The Public Relations officer of Plateau State Police Command, Alfred Alabo confirmed the incident and said security operatives are currently working to ensure the freedom of the monarch.

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