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Kidnapped Plateau monarch regains freedom



The Plateau State Police Command on Saturday confirmed that a paramount ruler who was kidnapped five days ago has been released unconditionally by his abductors.

The Command, through its Public Relations Officer, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev said the traditional ruler had since been examined by medical doctors and was certified healthy.

Tyopev said, “The Plateau State Police Command wish to inform the general public that HRH Engr. David Isah Dongbam, the Second Class Chief of the Dorock Kingdom of Shandam Local Government Area of Plateau State has unconditionally been released by his kidnappers.’

He said the Paramount Ruler, who was kidnapped on 19 November, 2018, regained his freedom “today being Saturday 24/11/2018 at about 0010hrs.

“He has since been examined by some medical doctors and given a clean bill of health. He is in perfect health condition.”

According to the Police spokesman, “His unconditional release became necessary when his Kidnappers noticed that our men (Police Personnel) were closing in on them and the only option left for them was to release their victim.

“The Command thanked the good people of the State for their patience and single out the Dorock Kingdom for their understanding and confidence in the Police by “allowing us carry out our Search and Rescue Operation without interference”.

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