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.