BREAKING: Police rescue abducted Plateau monarch, suspects arrested

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The Plateau State Police Command said it has rescued the monarch, the agwom Izere, Isaac Wakili, who was earlier abducted on Friday.


Religion Nigeria had earlier reported that, Wakili, who is the paramount ruler of the Izere ethnic group in Jos East Local Government Area, was abducted on Friday morning when gunmen invaded his palace in Shere community.


The Cable reported that Plateau police command spokesperson, Alabo Alfred, confirmed the rescue.


Alfred said the police had been on the trail of the gunmen since they received the report of the abduction, adding that two suspects had been arrested.


Alfred said one of the palace guards was killed during the invasion and that a police officer was shot but has been taken to the hospital for treatment.


He said, “The monarch has been rescued and two suspects have been arrested. The police officer that was shot has also been rescued and thank God, he is responding to treatment.


“We have been on the pursuit since 1 am when we received the distress call and at about 11 am, we were able to rescue them.


“Efforts are being made to get some of those ones [the suspects] who ran away with bullet wounds arrested. Some of them ran away and we’re closing in on them and we’ll get them arrested or neutralised.”