Armed men, Thursday, kidnapped the traditional ruler of Eziama Obiato, in Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo State, Dennis Nwaba.
Mr. Nwaba was kidnapped from his palace, at about 8.30a.m., by four armed men, who came in a Honda civic car, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Vitalis Onugu, said.
Mr. Onugu stated that two men who used a bike to pursue the kidnappers, were shot by the armed men.
The police spokesman decried the rise of kidnapping in the state, adding that all efforts would be made to apprehend the culprits.
He said investigations were still ongoing; and no ransom had been demanded by the kidnapers.