A Niger monarch, the Dodo of Wawa, Dr. Mahmud Ahmed, has been abducted in his palace.
He is the ruler of Borgu kingdom.
The traditional ruler was abducted around 10 p.m on Saturday night after gunmen stormed the community.
The bandits stormed the community in their numbers on motorcycles, shot sporadically and went straight to his place and picked the monarch in front of his wife.
The state Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident; adding that the Police were already on the bandits’ trail to rescue the district head.
Aliyu in the 12th year of his reign, is said to be the 16th Dodo of Wawa and a PhD holder in Environmental Science from a Malaysian university.