Plateau monarch released 5days after abduction

Charles Mato Dakat,the kidnapped traditional ruler in Plateau State,has been released.

Dakat who is a ruler in Gindiri chiefdom, Mangu Local Government, Plateau State was kidnapped when gunmen attacked his palace last Sunday around 1am .

The abductors contacts the family members a few days later and demanded the sum of N500 million ransom before the monarch would be released.

Moreover, it was gathered that the traditional ruler eventually regained his freedom in the early hours of Friday .

A family source confirmed Dakat’s release to The PUNCH in Jos on Friday.

The source kept the ransom paid unsaid when asked by saying “All I can tell you is that life is more than money. Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement and support. To God be the glory, great things He has done and will continue to do.”

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