A paramount ruler in the Vwang district of Jos South Local Council have been kidnapped by some gunmen.
The Da Gwom Rwei of Vwang, HRH Gyang Gut, was kidnapped on his way home to Vom, few metres from the gate of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.
While confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ubah Ogaba, said some persons have been mobilized to the area to rescue the monarch. According to a family source, the kidnappers are demanding N10 million as ransom.
Also in kaduna state, the police have been able to rescue 16 victims from kidnappers in Buruku Area of Birnin-Gwari Local Council. The PPRO of Kaduna, ASP Muhammad Jalige, said the command through its Divisional Police Officer, Buruku, received information that some persons were sighted around Masallaci area along Birnin-Gwari road, who were suspected to be kidnap victims. The DPO immediately mobilized personnel on rescue mission to the area. “The hoodlums took to their heels on sighting the advancing troop, leaving behind 16 victims whom the operatives successfully rescued,” he said.
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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State have also stated that banditry in his state may not end soon because of the individuals behind the menace. While speaking to pressmen after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, he noted that his visit to the scenes of the attacks have prompt him to put the blames on ‘political bandits for the unidentified persons involved.
The traditional rulers in Benue State on their thought on the incidence have called on the Federal Government to decentralize police recruitment in the country. The monarchs disclosed this at the Community Engagement Forum organized by the Police Service Commission (PSC) in Makurdi.