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Gunmen on Friday abducted a First Class traditional ruler in Plateau State, His Royal Highness Dr Isaac Azi Wakili at his Palace in the Angware area of Jos East Local Government.
Sources said that the assailants stormed the palace around 3 a.m. on Friday, shooting sporadically and engaging the palace’s security personnel.
But it was learnt that the gunmen eventually overpowered the security operatives and took away the traditional ruler.
Two security officers were injured to varying degrees in the battle with the gunmen.
DSP Alfred Alabo, the Plateau State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the traditional ruler’s kidnapping and the officers’ injuries.
A tactical team has been sent to Izere land to find the kidnapped monarch, according to the police spokesperson.
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