Yet to be identified gunmen have abducted a First class traditional ruler in Plateau State, the Agwom Izere His Royal Highness Dr. Isaac Azi Wakili at his Palace in Angware of Jos East Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the assailants stormed the palace at about 3 am on Friday shooting sporadically and engaged the security personnel attached to the palace leading to two of the security officers sustaining injuries while the paramount ruler was whisked away.

Confirming the incident,Public Relations Officer of Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo said a tactical team had been deployed to Izere land towards rescuing the kidnapped monarch.

“As I’m talking to you, our officers and men are combing the bush to ensure that the traditional ruler is rescued and perpetrators brought to book. We also want to appeal to members of the public to always avail us with timely information because that will help us to forestall an incident of this nature before it happens,”the PPRO added.



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