Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have again abducted the father of the former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, Punch reports.
Recall that Pa Defwan Dariye who is said to be in his early nineties was in February 2015 kidnapped at his residence in Mushere, Bokkos Local Government Area of the state but he later regained his freedom a few days after he was rescued by vigilante at the Nasarawa /Plateau boundaries.
It was learnt on Friday that in the latest kidnap incident, the gunmen also went to his house in Mushere Community and took him away to an unknown destination.
A resident of the community, Bulus Gambo confirmed the abduction of the former Governor’s father to Punch in Jos on Friday.
Gambo said ” The Information is true. It happened in the early hours of Thursday. The old man was just in his house when some gunmen came and took him away. Right now the community is in sober mood over the incident”.
An aide to the Chairman of Bokkos Local Government Area, Magit Mangut Mafiyai also confirmed the abduction of the former Governor’s father.
Mafiyai said that the Council Chairman, Yusuf Mahanan Machen had visited the residence of the kidnapped victim and asked the security agencies to be proactive and do everything within their powers to rescue him.
Meanwhile, spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba said that security agents had been deployed to the Council Area to hunt for Pa Dariye’s abductors and ensure his release.
The Victim’s son and former Governor of the state, Joshua Dariye is currently serving a ten -year jail term for breach of trust while he served as Governor between 1999 and 2007.