Bandits numbering over 20 have reportedly kidnapped a traditional ruler in Plateau State, Aminu Derwan after attacking his palace in Panyam, Mangu Local Government Area of the state.
The gunmen seized the royal father after scaring residents with gunshots in the early hours of Monday.
A resident of Panyam community, Moses Garuba, confirmed the abduction of the monarch in Jos, on Monday. “It was last night around midnight that the bandits, who were more than 20 and heavily armed, surrounded the district head’s palace in Panyam.
“Because his house was not fenced, some villagers who saw how his house was surrounded by strange people alerted other members of the community through a community bell. But immediately the bandits heard the bell, they started firing gunshots and eventually went away with the traditional ruler, leaving the community helpless,” Garuba narrated.