Relatives of the abducted Chief of Ikulu (Agom Akulu) in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mr Yohanna Sidi Kukah, on Wednesday said they were yet to receive a phone call from the alleged kidnappers.

A Community Leader in Ikulu, Dr Yusuf Tanko, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that no one within the family of the traditional ruler or anyone in the community had been contacted by the kidnappers 24 hours after his abduction.

“Usually, kidnappers would contact a family member but we are yet to receive any,” he said, adding that the alleged kidnappers, who numbered about 15, came on footpath and armed.

Another resident, Mr. Micha Dauda, said the suspected kidnappers were reported to have walked on footpath after carrying out their act from Ikulu through to Crossing village.

Chief Kukah, according to reports, was kidnapped at about 7p.m. on Tuesday at his residence in Anchuna, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, along with one of his aides.

The abducted Paramount Chief is the brother to Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mukhtar Aliyu, however said the Command was communicated around 8.45 a.m yesterday, adding that frantic efforts had been put in place to unravel the abductors.

Mrs. Felicia Kyomson, Administrator of Zangon Kataf Local Government Council, declined comment over the incident.