Gunmen Abduct  First Class Monarch, Wife in Nasarawa

Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Sunday night abducted the first class monarch of Gurku chiefdom in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Mr. Jibril Mamman Waziri, alongside his wife, Mrs. Sa’adatu Waziri.

THISDAY findings indicated that the suspected kidnappers invaded the palace of the paramount ruler situated around mountainous area at about 10 p.m. and and whisked away the first-class royal father and his wife to yet to be identified location.

A reliable source from the community, who did not want his name mentioned, told THISDAY that the unfortunate incident occurred on Sunday night when many other residents had retired to their beds.

“It was around 10 p.m. when the sad incident occurred. The gunmen, who came in their numbers, abducted the paramount ruler and his wife. They did not get any help from the security agencies that was why the gunmen were able to take them away.

“We are calling on the police and other security agencies to urgently intervene in the matter so that they can be released as soon as possible,” the source pleased.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Nasarawa State Command, DSP. Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the incident yesterday, stating that efforts were ongoing to rescue the monarch and his wife unhurt.

Nansel said: “I wish to confirm that around 10 p.m. of August 6, 2023, a distress call was received by the Nasarawa State Police Command that the palace of the Chief of Gurku town, located ten kilometers away from Mararaba main town in a mountainous area, was invaded by men suspected to be kidnappers.

“Upon receipt of the information, the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Maiyaki Baba, deployed a combined team of police operatives in collaboration with vigilante groups to the scene.

“Upon arrival, it was discovered that the chief and his wife were abducted to an unknown destination. The surrounding bushes and the mountains were combed but all efforts to get them proved abortive.”

The PPRO, however, said the commissioner of police has further deployed additional men of the tactical teams; the Anti-kidnapping Unit, and officers from the Karu Area Command to the scene in order to rescue the traditional ruler and his wife unhurt.

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