Abductors of Plateau monarch demand N150m ransom

Abductors of a Plateau monarch have demanded the sum of N150 million for his release.

Recall that the monarch, Da Aminu Derwan of Panyam in Mangu council was abducted and taken away from his palace in the early hours of Monday.


According to a family source, โ€œthey are demanding N150 million, where can we get that kind of sum?

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โ€œBut, we are still talking with them, hoping that theyโ€™ll reduce the ransom or release him on compassionate groundsโ€.


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However, when contacted, the Public Relations Officer of Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo said, โ€œThe command is making frantic efforts to rescue the traditional ruler; as I speak to you, a tactical team is working hard to find the abductors and free the monarchโ€.

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On 26th December, 2021, the Paramount ruler of Pyem Chiefdom in Gindiri, was abducted, and later released.


A few months later, the paramount ruler of Vwang District of Jos South LGA was also kidnapped and released after a while. This is the fifth monarch to be abducted in the State.

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