Kidnapped Plateau monarch regains freedom

The second class chief of the Dorok Kingdom in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State, David Isa, who was abducted by gunmen has been released.
The paramount ruler was kidnapped on Monday, November 19, in his palace at about 8pm by gunmen numbering over ten.

His release was confirmed by the Plateau State Police Command in a statement in Jos on Saturday.

The statement which was signed by the Command’s Spokesman, Mathias Tyopev, said, “We 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.

“The Paramount Ruler who was kidnapped on November 19 regained his freedom today being Saturday November 24 at about 0010hrs.”

The statement further said his ‘’unconditional” release became necessary when his kidnappers noticed that Police Personnel were closing in on them and the only option left for them was to release their victim.

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It thanked the people of Plateau State for their patience and understanding, particularly the Dorok kingdom for reposing their confidence in the Police and allowing them to carry out a Search and Rescue Operation without interference which led to the release of the monarch.

The police statement confirmed that the traditional ruler had been examined by some medical doctors and pronounced to be in good health.