Unknown gunmen have created chaos and attacked a palace in Panyam, Mangu Local Government , Plateau State , kidnapping the traditional ruler, His Royal Highness, Aminu Derwan.

The gunmen who were reportedly heavily armed and more than 20, kidnapped the monarch in the early hours of Monday.

A Panyam resident who confirmed the incident said ““Because his house was not fenced, some villagers who saw how his house was surrounded by strange people alerted other members of the community through a community bell. But immediately the bandits heard the bell, they started firing gunshots and eventually went away with the traditional ruler, leaving the community helpless.”

The incident has been reported to the district police division although as at the time of filing this report, the state police command has not made any statements.


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