Gunmen Kidnap Traditional Ruler In Plateau

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militias have kidnapped the paramount ruler of Tal chiefdom, Nanleng Yusuf Gotus, in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State.


Plateau is the twelfth-largest state in Nigeria.
Plateau is the twelfth-largest state in Nigeria.

 

Gunmen have kidnapped the paramount ruler of Tal chiefdom Nanleng Yusuf Gotus in the Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State.

It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about 10 stormed the palace in the early hours of Tuesday and whisked away the traditional ruler.

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An anonymous family source told Channels Television on Tuesday that the kidnappers have reached out to them, demanding a N1m ransom. It is, however, unclear if any money has been paid to them.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state Alred Alabo said security operatives are on the trail of the kidnappers in an attempt to rescue the paramount ruler unhurt.

This attack followed a similar one that happened about three weeks ago when a businessman was killed in the community.

Residents have in the wake of the attacks called on the state government as well as security agencies to stop the incessant assaults.