Kidnapped Taraba monarch regains freedom


The paramount ruler of Kwaji Chiefdom, in Taraba State, Umaru Nyala, kidnapped by gunmen last week has regained his freedom.

The traditional ruler in Yorro Local Government Council of Taraba reportedly regained his freedom over the weekend.

The monarch was released alongside another victim who was also taken by the kidnappers.

The paramount ruler, alongside other victims, were last Tuesday abducted in the Kwaji area of Pupule village of Yorro council.

Some residents who spoke to newsmen following his release urged the government and the security operatives not to leave any stone unturned in ensuring the immediate release of other victims who our reporter gathered are still in the kidnapper’s den.

The people who are presently cap in hand seeking for massive deployment of heavily armed security personnel to the area, urged the state government to extend support to the security agencies, especially in the areas of logistics.

Confirming the monarch’s freedom, the police command spokesperson, Usman Abdullahi, said the monarch and one other person have been released.

He identified the person released alongside the monarch as Alhaji Umaru Mohammed.


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