Plateau first class traditional ruler Isaac Wakili rescued from kidnappers


His Royal Highness Dr. Isaac Azi Wakili

By Peter Amine

Security agencies in collaboration with hunters and vigilante operatives in Plateau have rescued a first class traditional ruler, Rev. Dr Isaac Wakili, the Agwom Izere, from kidnappers.

The first-class traditional ruler was kidnapped by gunmen who overpowered his security guards in the early hours of Friday in his Shere Community in Angware, Jos East Local Government of the state.

In reaction, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, the governorship candidate of APC, for Plateau State commended security agencies, vigilante and hunters for rescuing the traditional ruler hale and hearty.

Yilwatda, in statement by the Spokesman for Generation Next Campaign Council, Shittu Bamaiyi, on Saturday in Jos commended the gallantry and courageous efforts of security agencies, the vigilantes and the people of the area.

He said their pursuit of the kidnappers to take back the paramount ruler is exemplary and worthy of emulation.

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“It has been my position that once the people come together, terrorists or kidnappers would find it difficult, if not impossible, to attack them.”

Yilwatda said that he was impressed with the courage exhibited by vigilantes and the security agents to the extent of arresting some of the kidnappers.

The governorship candidate further said that most of the terrorists and kidnappers were cowards and were always afraid of counter attacks.

He urged the people of the state to emulate “the Angware example” and respond promptly and decisively in the event of any security breaches in their areas.

Yilwatda, however, expressed regrets that some security details attached to the traditional ruler sustained some injuries during the sad incident and prayed for their quick recovery.

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