Unidentified bandits in Kaduna State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, have kidnapped a first-class traditional ruler in Jaba chiefdom, in the Jaba local government area, according to a statement released by the spokesman of the chiefdom.
His Majesty Gyet Maude, was kidnapped in the early hours of Monday 26th July 2021, and no group has claimed responsibility following the abduction.
Anthony Maude, a brother to the Emir, told Channels TV via a telephone interview that the traditional ruler was kidnapped in his farm at Gutata community which shares borders with Nasarawa State.
Kaduna State police have launched a search for the kidnapped traditional ruler and have called on the population to fully cooperate with the police to help locate His Majesty Gyet Maude.
He is the second first-class chief to be kidnapped within a month by unidentified gunmen, as the Emir of Kajuru was kidnapped alongside 13 members of his family.
Over the weekend, bandits released 28 kidnapped Kaduna schoolchildren of Bethel Baptist High school who were kidnapped on 5th July 202.
According to authorities, close to 1000 students have been kidnapped in Nigeria between November 2020 and 2021