Police foil attempt to kidnap Plateau speaker – PPRO

Police foil attempt to kidnap Plateau speaker – PPRO

By Polycarp Auta, Jos.


The Police Command in Plateau has foiled an attempt by gunmen to kidnap the Speaker of Plateau House of Assembly, Mr Yakubu Sanda.


The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Plateau, DSP Alfred Alabo, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Jos.


According to Alabo, the incident occurred on Friday night at the speaker’s residence at Federal Low-Cost Housing Estate, Jos South Local Government Area of the state.


The PPRO said that it took the bravery of the security men on guard at the speaker’s residence and the timely intervention of other policemen from the Rantya Police Division to thwart the attempt.


“On Friday, at about 11:20 p.m. while the Speaker arrived at his residence at Federal Low-cost in Jos-south, three unidentified gunmen operating in an ash coloured CRV Jeep, trailed him to his residence and attempted to enter his house to kidnap him.


“But their mission was made impossible by the intrepid police officers on guard duty, and the timely response of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Rantya Division, SP Ayuba Iliya and his men, who joined forces with the men on guard duty and repelled the evil act.


“However, the command is making concerted efforts to track down the fleeing suspects and get them arrested,” he said.


Alabo said that the Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Bartholomew Onyeka, who vowed to stem the tide of criminal activities in the state, thanked members of the public for volunteering timely information on security breaches in their various neighbourhoods to the police for prompt action.


He urged the residents to go about their lawful businesses, as the police were already doing a lot to ensure the safety of all.

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