The paramount ruler of Mgbuolua in Rundele community in Rivers state, Eze G.A.O Omodu has been abducted by gunmen.
It was gathered that Omodu was kidnapped at gunpoint at his residence in the early hours of Tuesday and taken to an unknown destination.
His car was found later but the monarch is yet to be seen.
The public relations officer of the state police command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said security operatives have been deployed to the area to ensure the monarch is rescued.
“Around 2:30a.m. today (Tuesday) unknown gunmen invaded the house of the paramount ruler of Mgbuolua who just travelled home with his family yesterday for the Christmas and kidnapped him and also made away with his car.
“We are aware and our men have been deployed to the area to ensure the safe and quick release of the victim. There is no cause for alarm. The monarch will be rescued,” he said.