Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a traditional ruler in Plateau state. The victim, Dr. Isaac Azi Wakili, is the paramount ruler of Izere, located in Jos East Local Government Area of the state.
The gunmen are said to have shot dead a security operative attached to the monarch in their bid to kidnap the monarch.
The spokesperson for the police command Alabo Alfred said rescue efforts are ongoing.
He said, “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.”