The traditional ruler in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Charles Mato Dakat has been kidnapped by gunmen.
The monarch was abducted in the early hours of Sunday after his palace was attacked. He is the paramount ruler in Gindiri chiefdom.
Lawmaker representing Mangu South in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Bala Fwangje, confirmed the incident.
He said security operatives have been deployed and were combing the bushes to search for the kidnapped monarch.
“I just confirmed the kidnap incident with some of the security men. I also spoke with the paramount ruler, Mishkaham Mwaghavul of Mwaghavul nation who also confirmed to me what happened. Right now, the security men are in the bush trying to rescue the kidnapped traditional ruler.”
Major Ishaku Takwa, Information Officer for Operation Safe Haven, also said troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN at Gyambus had been mobilised to the area and are on trail of the kidnappers.