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Six kidnapped residents of a community have been rescued by the Plateau State Police Command.

This was disclosed by the command in Jos, through Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo

He said, “The Plateau State Police Command in its relentless efforts to get rid of criminal elements in the State has trailed a gang of notorious kidnappers to their den, dislodged them, rescued six kidnapped victims and gunned down one kidnapper.

“On 1st November 2023, at about 06:00 hours, while acting on credible intelligence about a horrible kidnap incident, that some unidentified suspected kidnappers invaded Gwalada village in Toro LGA of Bauchi State and forcefully kidnapped some residents of the area to a rocky forest in between Tumu, Tsaya and Rumfar Gomna in Bassa LGA, the Divisional Police Officer of Jengre led a combined team of battle ready Police operatives, STF, Security Help Groups to the kidnappers’ camp.

“On sighting the security operatives, the kidnappers engaged them in a gunfight but they were subdued by the superior firepower of the security operatives.

“However, six victims namely, Rashida Hamisu, Mummi Usman, Ibrahim Isa, Ya’u Yahaya, Bala Aminu and Alh. Ishaku Usman, all of Gwalfada, Toro LGA, Bauchi were rescued from the operation while one of the kidnappers was gunned down and his cohorts fled with various degrees of bullet wounds.

“But sadly, one Nuhu Titus, a hunter who aided the security in the rescue operation lost his life”.

“The Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Police Command, CP Okoro J. Alawari, assures Plateau residents of the commitment of the Police to combat crime and criminality in the state.

“He vows to do all within his power to ensure that all the 17 Local Government Areas continue to remain safe for all citizens of the state.


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