31st December, 2021
Troops of the Nigerian Army have announced the arrest of eight suspects linked with the kidnap of Plateau monarch, Charles Mato Dakat.
Dakat, a Paramount ruler in Gindiri LGA was kidnapped at his palace on Sunday by gunmen in the midnight. He was released, in the early hours of Friday.
After the monarch’s release, Military Information Officer of Operation Safe Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa, said the commander of the troop, Major General Ibrahim Ali, placed the troops deployed at Gyanbus on red alert and they were on the trail of the perpetrators.
“Consequently, Eight suspects were arrested in connection with the kidnap incidence and are being interrogated. Following this development, the paramount ruler, early this morning of Friday 31 December 2021, was released by his abductors, he said.”
The statement added that “Operations SAFE HAVEN is still very much on the ground to ensure all those involved in the kidnap of the traditional ruler are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”