RAMPAGING terrorists have abducted a traditional ruler, the Mishkakam Mushere, Pah Joshua Makut, in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria.
The gunmen reportedly forced their way into the palace at about 10:30 p.m on Sunday and kidnapped the monarch at gunpoint in the presence of his family.
The marauders forced the traditional ruler into a waiting vehicle and zoomed off before the vigilantes and hunters in the community could mobilise for a counterattack.
A community leader, Haruna Ibrahim, said the gunmen carried out the dastardly act within a space of 10 minutes and released several gunshots into the air during their escape.
He added that the gunmen are yet to establish contact with the palace of any relative of the monarch for ransom.
However, Governor Caleb Muftwang, in a programme organized to celebrate Democracy Day in the state, has confirmed the abduction of the traditional ruler on Monday.
He said security operatives in the state have swung into action to rescue the monarch alive.