The Gwom Rwei of Vwang, Da Gyang Gutt Balak who was kidnapped last Sunday around NIPPS kuru, Plateau State has regained freedom.
The monarch was abducted by some suspected bandits on his way back home in Vom last Sunday.
Chairman of Berom Youth Movement, (BYM), Vwang District, Barr. Emmanuel Mandung, confirmed the incident.
He said: “To God be the glory,we appreciate you Lord for the safe return of our Paramount Ruler.His Royal Highness (HRH) the Gwom Rwei of Vwang.Da.Gyang Gutt Balak who was kidnapped yesterday around NIPPS kuru.
“We are indeed grateful to Almighty God for his infinite Mercy for protecting the life of His Royal Highness.
“We from Vwang District appreciate you all for your prayers and the the show of love you demonstrated during this trial moment.come and joint us celebrating the wonderful work of God upon us.
“He is back strong, healthy and congratulations to all of you….”
It was gathered the community had trooped out in search of their paramount ruler by combing the bushes and mountains, which eventually paid off, leading to his successful rescue.
Military information officer of operation Save Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa confirmed rescue of the monarch.
In a statement, he explained: “Recall that the Paramount ruler of Vwang His Royal Highness, Da Gyang Gutt Balak was abducted on Sunday 16 January 2022. Immediately the incidence was reported, the commander Operation SAFE HAVEN Major General Ibrahim Ali placed the troops of Sector 6 deployed at Riyom on red alert and to embark on hot trail of the perpetrators.
“Consequently, the troops in conjunction with other security agencies, Vigilante group and Hunters conducted clearance operations in the mountainous region of Sabon Gida Kanal, Gero and Dahol general area.
“Two suspects were arrested at an abandoned building during the operation.
“This development led to the release of the paramount ruler by his abductors.
“He has been united with his family.
“While commending the troops for their swift response, the commander operation SAFE HAVEN, Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali, appreciate the efforts of the Vigilante, the Hunters group and all who provided useful information to security agencies during the operation.
“He further urged the law abiding citizens to be security conscious and always observe and report any suspicious movement of persons in their area.”