Police foil abduction of Chinese in Taraba

Police foil abduction of Chinese in Taraba

The Police Command in Taraba says it has foiled an attempt by some armed men to abduct a Chinese national at Gidin Dorowa in Wukari Local Government Area of the state.

 

The command`s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP David Misal, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Jalingo.

 

He said that the armed men had blocked the Wukari-Jalingo highway on Monday, with a view to kidnapping the Chinese.

 

Misal said that one of the suspected kidnappers was killed in a gun battle with the police, while his accomplices escaped with injuries.

 

“The command successfully killed one of the kidnappers, who had been terrorising Wukari-Jalingo road, and recovered one AK47, with two magazines loaded with 60 rounds of ammunition.

 

The Wukari-Jalingo highway has reputed to be a dangerous spot for travellers.

 

For instance, Danlami Shamaki, the proprietor of Winners Comprehensive Secondary School, Jalingo, was killed on the road in a suspected botched kidnap attempt.

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