Abductors of Plateau traditional ruler demand N500m ransom

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The abductors of a traditional ruler in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau state, the Sum Pyem of Gindri, Charles Mato, have demanded N500 million as ransom for  his release.
The commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Ali disclosed this when members of the Plateau State  Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) paid him a visit in Jos. Mato was abducted by gunmen from his residence in Gindiri on December 26, 2021. Ali said members of the special task force have been mobilised to the area for a search-and-rescue operation, adding that some persons suspected to be connected to the case have been apprehended.
Accoring to him, “The abductors of the traditional ruler have called and demanded a ransom of N500 million to secure his release. We have arrested some suspects.
They are in our custody..
“These are people we feel have knowledge of the incident. We have picked them up and they are being interrogated.
“Kidnapping is one of the major problems in this country. It is increasing on a daily basis. You can be kidnapped by anybody, anytime and anywhere.
“But we are working round the clock and have put modalities on ground to end the menace.”
The OPSH Commander expressed concern over the increased level of kidnapping and assured citizens that the security operatives were working to tackle the menace.

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