By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
At last, the Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN and General Officer Commanding 3 Division of the NIgerian Army, Major General Ibrahim Ali has confirmed that the abductors of the Sum Pyem, a traditional ruler of Gindiri, in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Mr. Charles Mato have demanded for a ransom of N500 million.
He made this known when officials of the Plateau
According to him, his personnel have also arrested some suspects in connection to the abduction of the monarch and are giving credible information leading to his safe rescue.
It would be recalled that gunmen suspected to be bandits had kidnapped the traditional ruler on Sunday morning at his residence at Gindri in Mangu Local Government Area of the state.
“The abductors of the traditional ruler have called and demanded a random 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 pick them up and they are being interrogated, “he said.
The Commander said that his men have been deployed to the area and are conducting serious search and rescue operation.
Ali, who further decried the rise in the spate of kidnapping in the country, said that the security agencies are on top of their game towards ending the menace
“Kidnapping is one of the major problems in this country; it is increasing on 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”.