PLATEAU STATE POLICE COMMAND PRESS RELEASE
Police operatives arrested a suspected kidnapper, recovered one AK 47 riffle, 29 rounds of live ammunition and rescue of two kidnapped victims.
Gentle men of the pen profession, as part of our core mandate to protect lives and properties, the Plateau State Police Command has recorded some milestones of achievements under the leadership of CP Edward Egbuka.
- On 16/5/2020 at about 0030hrs, the Command received a distress call at road 6 University Senior staff quarters Jos where some hoodlums entered the house of one Dr. Nandi Drenkat ‘m’ a lecturer with the University of Jos where he was shot and his six years old daughter was kidnapped.
Immediately the Command received the information, on the same date at about 0530 hours, a combined team of conventional police men, mobile men, operatives from anti kidnapping unit, vigilante group and hunters were deployed to the hilly areas where the kidnapped victim was suspected to have been kept, scene was thoroughly cumbed and in the process, the kidnappers were sighted on the hill and there was a gun duel between the operatives and the kidnappers. In the process one of the kidnappers name Ali Mohammed ‘m’ of Narabi was shot on his right leg and was arrested with one AK 47 rifle with breach Number 1984/AP 0240, 29 rounds of live ammunition was also recovered from him. A kidnapped victim name Chiboze Joseph ‘m’ was rescued unhurt while other bandits fled with blood injuries.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime. Case under investigation and will be charged to court as soon as possible.
- Furtherance to the incident above, the teams of operatives were relentless and at about 1600 hours they extended their search for the last kidnapped victim to Babale mountain, Jos north LGA and on sighting the combined teams,the hoodlums opened fire on them, the teams overpowered the hoodlums which led to the rescue of the kidnapped victim Joanna Drenkat ‘f’six years old unhurt.
Manhunt for the fleeing suspect continues.
The Commissioner of Police is soliciting for useful information from members of the public to aid in the arrest of the fleeing suspects.
3.Meanwhile, residents of the state have been called upon to promptly call the Command’s emergency hotlines for vital information and complaints via:
They are also enjoined to report any suspected case(s) of Covid-19 infection to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) by calling the state emergency numbers via:
UBAH GABRIEL OGABA,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
PLATEAU STATE COMMAND
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