Reports have emerged that the extremist Boko Haram sect has kidnapped 2 prominent traditional rulers in Borno State.
According to security officials who are aware of the incidence, the victims are; the Emir of Uba, Ismaila Mamza and the Emir of Gwoza, Idris Timta.
Both emirs were abducted by armed insurgents at 10 am this morning near Shafia, while they were travelling to Gombe to attend the funeral of the Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar, who died on Tuesday evening at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
Abubakar was undergoing treatment for cancer at the London hospital before his death.
Premium Times reports:
The two abducted emirs were elevated to First Class traditional ruler status only in January.
The Borno state government is yet to issue an official statement on the abduction.
The abduction came 46 days after the Boko Haram sect whisked away over 250 schoolgirls from their dormitories in Chibok.
Over 200 of the girls are yet to be freed.