A traditional ruler in Plateau State, His Royal Highness, Aminu Derwan has been kidnapped by gunmen who attacked his palace in Panyam, Mangu Local Government Area of the state.
The gunmen numbering over 20, took away Derwan, the district head of Panyam, after scaring residents with gunshots in the early hours of Monday, June 20.
A resident of the Panyam community, Moses Garuba told Punch;
“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.”
Some residents, who condemned the attack said that the incident had been reported to the police division in the locality