Gunmen kidnap Plateau monarch, residents search for victim – TrendyNewsReporters

Gunmen kidnap Plateau monarch, residents search for victim


Gunmen riding on motorcycles have reportedly kidnapped a traditional ruler in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Residents said that the traditional ruler identified as His Royal Highness, Dauda Mohammed Suleiman, was abducted when the gunmen attacked his palace in Pinau community of the council area on Monday night.

A resident in Wase town and Chairman of Action Democratic Congress in the Wase LGA, Hon.Abdullahi Gadole, confirmed the kidnap of the monarch to The PUNCH in Jos on Tuesday.

Gadole said that since the traditional ruler was whisked away to an unknown destination ,the residents of the community had been searching for him without success.

Gadole said, “It was yesterday (Monday) that he was kidnapped . They (kidnappers) rode on motorcycles to his house in Pinau community and abducted the traditional ruler . Since then,we have not seen him neither have his abductors contacted anyone to know what they want .

“But,the residents of the community have continued to look for him but are just left in confusion without knowing what to do about the situation.”

The Spokesman for the Plateau state Police Command, Alabo Alfred, did not take his calls when contacted on the incident as at the time of filling this report

The PUNCH had reported that the Military Taskforce in charge of maintaining peace in the state had in early last month,carried out a clearance operation in Wase LGA aimed at ridding the council area of bandits .

During the operation which lasted for several days, eight of the bandits who had been terrorising the local communities in the past months were killed as confirmed by the Military Information Officer, Operation Safe Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa.

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