Gunmen suspected to be Fulani bandits were said to have abducted the District Head of Pushit, Da Chief Dikyet Gupiya in Plateau state on Thursday 24 February 2022 at about 9am.
Sources reaching us indicate that the gunmen broke into the residence of the traditional ruler and met him in the sitting room watching the news. They were said to have subsequently taken him to an unknown destination. No demand is said to have been made by the Abductors before filing this report.
Efforts to elicit information from the Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Command, Mr. Gabriel Ubah on the issue, proved abortive as he did not pick up our phone call nor responded to our text message. However, in response to our phone call, the STF spokesperson, Major Ishaku Takwa said he hasn’t received any information regarding the abduction.
Recall that this abduction is the third in about three months that traditional rulers in the state were abducted. The Paramount ruler of Pyem Chiefdom in Mangu LGA, HRH Charles Mato Dakat was abducted in December 2021 while the District Head of Vom, Jos South LGA, HRH Da Gyang Balat was abducted early January 2022.