The wife of the Onojie of Ewatto in Esan South East local government community, Queen Florence Ikhumhen of Edo state, His Royal Highness Ikhumhen 11, has been kidnapped by gunmen suspected of be kidnappers.
The Queen was abducted with her daughter.
Queen Ikhumhen recently retired as the Principal of Itohan Grammar School in Benin city.
The gunmen kidnapped the Queen alongside with the daughter on Sunday night at their resident in Benin City around Jemilla area in Ikpoba-Okha local government area Benin
The kidnappers were said to have shot sporadically into the air before taking their victims away
They were taken away in a speed boat through the Ikpoba River. The incident was reported to the Ikpoba Hill police station immediately
It was found out that the kidnappers have made contact with the family and the amount that is being demanded has not been made known
Spokesman for the Edo police command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said he has been informed about the incident.
An investigation is ongoing.