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Kidnapped Plateau Monarch Regains Freedom




His Royal Highness, the Da Gwom Rwei of Vwang, Da Gyang Balak Gut, has been rescued from his abductors.

Naija News had reported that the traditional ruler was kidnapped on Sunday night while on his way to Vom around the National Institute For Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru in Jos South Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the release, the spokesman of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major Ishaku Takwa, said the monarch was rescued after clearance operations in the mountainous region of Sabon Gida Kanal, Gero and Dahol general area of the state.

In a statement on Tuesday, Takwa disclosed that two suspects were arrested during the operation, adding that the monarch has been united with his family.

The statement reads: “Recall that the Paramount ruler of Vwang His Royal Highness, Da Gyang Gutt Balak was abducted on Sunday 16 January 2022. Immediately the incidence was reported, the commander Operation SAFE HAVEN Major General Ibrahim Ali placed the troops of Sector 6 deployed at Riyom on red alert and to embark on hot trail of the perpetrators.

“Consequently, the troops in conjunction with other security agencies, Vigilante group and Hunters conducted clearance operations in the mountainous region of Sabon Gida Kanal, Gero and Dahol general area.

“Two suspects were arrested at an abandoned building during the operation. This development led to the release of the paramount ruler by his abductors.

“He has been united with his family.

“While commending the troops for their swift response, the commander operation SAFE HAVEN, Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali, appreciate the efforts of the Vigilante, the Hunters group and all who provided useful information to security agencies during the operation.

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“He further urged the law-abiding citizens to be security conscious and always observe and report any suspicious movement of persons in their area.