Tension has again enveloped the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State following the kidnap of a traditional ruler, Diket Gupiya, by gunmen.


Gupiya is the paramount ruler of Pushit District, the country home of the
state deputy governor, Sonny Tyoden.

The monarch was abducted at his palace in Pushit on Thursday while
watching television around 9pm.


Gupiya’s abduction is comes barely two months after Charles Mato, the
Sum Pyem, and paramount ruler in the neighbouring Gindiri District was
kidnapped and later released after ransom was reportedly paid.


The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau State, Ubah Ogaba, said
that the command was aware of the incident and had deployed some
operatives for a possible rescue of the traditional ruler.