Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Enogie (Duke) of Ukhiri Village, HRH Aigbe Osayande.
The hoodlums numbering five, stormed his palace at the village on Benin-Abraka road on Sunday night, and shot sporadically into the air before abducting him from his living room to unknown destination.
The hoodlums came with an unregistered vehicle which consequently developed a mechanical upon arriving the scene of crime.
Angered by the development, the armed men, set the car ablaze before leaving the palace of the traditional ruler with his Nissan Sunny car.
It was gathered that the victim was placed at the back seat as they zoomed off, amid tears and watching by family members.
Osayande was allegedly whisked away through the Benin-Abraka road end en route Delta State, according to family sources who sought for anonymity.
The traditional ruler, is a retired Chief superintendent of police from the office of the Assistant Inspector General Of Police, Zone 5.
The hereditary title Duke, ascended the throne of his forebear a few years ago in with the Benin custom and tradition.
Security operatives have moved into action with a view to rescue the victim unhurt.