Military rescues abducted Plateau traditional ruler

Military rescues abducted Plateau traditional ruler

By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos

A traditional ruler of Pinau village in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State, Dr Dadda’u Ahmad, who was kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday with his driver has been rescued by soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven in the village.

The spokesperson of Operation Safe Haven, a security task force saddled with maintaining peace in Plateau, Bauchi and parts of Karina, Major Ishaku Takwa, confirmed the incident.

Hassan Pinau, a resident of the village said, the rescued traditional ruler and his driver were abducted on their way to Wase by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

He explained that soon after the news of the incident was reported to soldiers in the village, they swung into action and trailed the kidnappers where they rescued the victims and recovered two guns, and three motorcycles.

Musa Hassan, a member of neighborhood watch in the area, told The Nation: “I was with the soldiers during the rescue operation. The traditional ruler has been brought back to the village by soldiers and other members of neighborhood watch who trailed the kidnappers to the bush.

“Everyone is happy in the village now. There was an exchange of fires between the soldiers and the culprits before the victims were rescued.

”The soldiers have tried. We pray Allah to give them the strength to continue with the good job they area doing.”


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