Crime

Police foil kidnap attempt in Jos, kill suspect

From Teryima Ajijah, Jos

Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police has said its men have foiled plans by some suspected kidnappers who had laid ambush on a bypass road along Du community of Jos South Local Government Area of the state, to kidnap innocent citizens.

According to the Police, one of the suspects was killed in a fierce gun battle, while the others escaped with gunshot wounds.

A press release issued by the command’s spokesman, DSP Alfred Alabo, Thursday, said the incident occurred in Jos south Local Government Area of the state.

The press text read in part: “The Plateau State Police Command is pleased to inform the general public that its efforts toward the fight against crime and criminality on the  Plateau has continued to yield tremendous results.

“On 11/10/2022 at about 2010hrs while on routine patrol, Police Surveillance team alongside Crack team attached to ‘B’ Division Bukuru, Jos south LGA of the Command, sighted some unknown gunmen who criminally barricaded the road leading to St Augustine College Du, Jos South LGA.

“Upon sighting the Police, the suspects engaged them in a fierce gun battle but they were subdued by the superior fire power of the fearless police operatives who gunned down one of the suspects while others fled with various degree injuries.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspect include one AK47 rifle with breach number: AE 353550 and eight (8) rounds of 7.62 ×39mm live ammunition. Efforts are on top gear to apprehend  other fleeing members of the gang as investigation is still progress.

“The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka psc (+) wishes to thank all well meaning residents  of Plateau State for supporting the Command with timely information which has translated to laudable achievements in the State.

“The Plateau Police chief assures residents of the State of adequate security as the Command has amplified its security measures to improve peace across the state.”

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