Update: Abducted Plateau Monarch Regains Freedom

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The District Head of Vwang, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Da Gyang Balak, who was abducted by bandits have been freed from captivity.

Maj. Ishaku Takwa, the Media Officer of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), maintaining peace in Plateau and environs, confirmed the development in a statement on Tuesday, in Jos.

Recalls that gunmen on Sunday night kidnapped Balak along Jos-Vom road.

Takwa said immediately the incident was reported, the commander of OPSH, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, placed the troops of Sector 6 in Riyom on red alert and they began to trail the perpetrators.

“Consequently, the troops, in conjunction with other security agencies, vigilante groups 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 and he has been united with his family,” Takwa said.

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