Gunmen abduct Plateau council chairman

From Teryima Ajijah, Jos

Reports indicate that gunmen have kidnapped the Chairman of Kanke Local Government Council in Plateau State, Henry Gotip last night.

Confirming the incident to newsmen in Jos, on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Nigerian Police, Plateau State Command, DSP Alfred Alabo said the incident actually occurred.

He, however, said that there was a reported robbery case between the hours of 10 to 11pm Tuesday night on the said route the council chairman was abducted.

DSP Alabo noted that security agencies are on the trail of the suspects to rescue the chairman.

Eyewitness reports say the suspected kidnappers stormed the residence of the chairman at Kwang, Jos South Local Government Council of Plateau State in the early hours of Wednesday and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

According to the sources, the abductors of Gotip shot sporadically into the air before abducting him.

Gotip is the Secretary, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Plateau State chapter.

As at time of filing this report, no contact has been made by the kidnappers with the family of the chairman.

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