The All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Plateau State, Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda has commended security agencies, vigilantes, and hunters for rescuing the Agwom Izere, Rev. Dr. Isaac Wakili from kidnappers.
Yilwatda’s commendation was contained in a statement by the Spokesman for Generation Next Campaign Council, Shittu Bamaiyi, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Saturday in Jos, the State capital.
The governorship candidate thanked God for bringing back the traditional ruler hale and hearty.
“The gallantry and courageous efforts of security agencies, the vigilantes, and the people of the area in pursuing the kidnappers to take back the paramount ruler is exemplary and worthy of emulation.
“It has been my position that once the people come together, terrorists or kidnappers would find it difficult, if not impossible, to attack them.”
Yilwatda said that he was impressed with the courage exhibited by vigilantes and the security agents to the extent of arresting some of the kidnappers.
The governorship candidate further said that most of the terrorists and kidnappers were cowards and were always afraid of counterattacks.
He urged the people of the state to emulate “the Angware example” and respond promptly and decisively in the event of any security breaches in their areas.
Yilwatda, however, expressed regrets that some security details attached to the traditional ruler sustained some injuries during the sad incident and prayed for their quick recovery.
Recall that the first-class traditional ruler was kidnapped by gunmen early hours of Friday in his palace.
The kidnappers invaded his palace in Shere Community in Angware, Jos East Local Government, overpowered the palace security and took the monarch away.