Suspected bandits have abducted the traditional ruler of Bukpe community in Kwali, Abuja, Hassan Shamidozhi, and four others.
Channels TV reports that the incident happened on Wednesday night when the armed men invaded the palace.
The Head of Information and Protocol at the Kwali Area Council Secretariat, Emmanuel Habila, confirmed the abduction to the TV station on Thursday.
According to him, the police and operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS are currently on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure the victims are rescued unhurt.
Habila said the monarch was abducted while having a rest in his palace.