Police in Plateau State mentioned yesterday they arrested abductors of the paramount conventional ruler of Izere in Jos East native authorities space, Rev. Dr. Azi Wakili.
In line with a press release issued in Jos by the state police spokesman, DSP Alfred Alabo, a misery name was obtained by Angware Police Divisional headquarters that gunmen entered the residence Dr. Wakili and kidnapped him.
The assertion as quickly as the knowledge was obtained, police operatives led by the DPO of Angware, SP Timothy Bebissa raced to scene to rescue the monarch however had been engaged by the gunmen in a gun battle the place one of many operatives sustained a gunshot harm and one but to be recognized civilian guard was shot lifeless by the abductors.
He added that in a relentless effort, the police and different safety businesses strategised to rescue the normal ruler and arrested two suspects in reference to the kidnap.
The spokesman mentioned the injured police officer was taken to hospital whereas the physique of the deceased was deposited at a
hospital for post-mortem, stressing that investigation was in progress to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.
Our correspondent gathered that the primary class monarch was kidnapped from his palace in Shere district of Jos East round 3am yesterday and brought to an unknown place.
The chairman of Jos East Council Space, Ezekiel Izang, who confirmed the incident to newsmen by phone mentioned the gunmen invaded the neighborhood and commenced taking pictures at something on sight earlier than getting access to the palace.