Gunmen have kidnapped a traditional ruler in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Charles Mato Dakat.
A traditional ruler in Mangu Local Goverment, Plateau State, Charles Mato Dakat, have been kidnapped by unknown Gunmen.
It was reported that Dakat who is the paramount ruler in Gindiri chiefdom was abducted when the gunmen attacked his palace in the early hours of Sunday.
A resident of the community, Helen Bulus, said, “The incident happened between 1am and 2am. The gunmen came in large numbers to his palace.
“He was in the palace alone because the wife had travelled to Jos and the children were also not around. All through the wee hours, there was heavy shooting by the bandits in his palace, and people in the community were running in different directions.
“So, this morning at daybreak, we went to the palace only to discover that the gunmen have taken the traditional ruler away.”
The Lawmaker representing Mangu South in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Bala Fwangje, also confirmed the incident.
According to the lawmaker, security operatives had been deployed to the community and were combing the bushes in search of the kidnapped traditional ruler.
This is one of the many kidnap cases in the country.
According to a recent report An average of 13 people were kidnapped each day in the country in the first half of 2021. And experts argue that it could be more.