Some gunmen have kidnapped Shuaibu Usman, the acting Eje of Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, on Friday.
The monarch was said to have been at the mosque for his morning prayers before he was whisked away around 5:30am.
Ayuba Ede, Commissioner of Police, has confirmed the incident.
Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information, has said the state government is working with security agencies to ensure his release.
He urged the people of Ankpa to remain calm, assuring them of the government’s efforts to secure lives and properties.