Nigeria, Jan. 19 -- Gunmen have kidnapped an Adamawa traditional ruler, Ardo Mustapha.

The monarch was reportedly kidnapped on Monday around 12 midnight at his home in Mayo-Farang, Mayo Belwa Local Government Area.

Mr Mustapha is the District Head of Mayo-Farang and Sarkin Noman Adamawa.

"He was kidnapped in Mayo-Farang, he just returned from Abuja, after Ishai prayer.

"There was much exchange of fire between them and some vigilante or palace guard.

"This is unfortunate, and the kidnappers are yet to contact the family this morning," a frightened neighbour told PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday morning.

We are trailing them - Police

Confirming the abduction, the police spokesman in the state, Suleiman Nguroje, said police officers have been de...