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Police rescues kidnapped Paramount ruler

From Andrew Ajijah, Jos

The Plateau State Police Command says it has rescued unhurt the Paramount ruler of Izere speaking people of Jos East local government area of the state Rev. Dr. Azi Wakili.

A press release issued by the police Command DSP Alfred Alabo, on Friday however said a personnel was injured during the rescue operation, and another spirited individual who joined the operation paid a supreme prize through a gun shot.

“As soon as the information was received, police operatives led by the DPO of Angware, SP Timothy Bebissa raced to scene to rescue abductee but were engaged by the gunmen in a gun battle where one of our operative sustained a gunshot injury and one yet to be identified civilian guard was shot death by the kidnappers.

It explained further that “the injured police officer have been taken to the hospital for treatment while the deceased corpse was deposited at a hospital for autopsy.”

Below is the text of the police spokesman “Today, 20/01/2023 at about 0100hrs a distressed call was received by Angware Police Divisional Headquarters of the Command that unknown gunmen forcefully entered the residence of Agwom Izare, HRH. Rev. Dr. Azi Wakili and kidnapped the paramount ruler.”

“As  soon as the information was received, police operatives led by the DPO of Angware, SP Timothy Bebissa raced to scene to rescue abductee but were engaged by the gunmen in a gun battle where one of our operative sustained a gunshot injury and one yet to be identified civilian guard was shot death by the kidnappers.”

“In  a relentless effort,  the Police, other security agencies and security help groups strategized, swung into action, rescued the traditional ruler and arrested two suspects in connection with the nefarious act.”

“However , the injured police officer had been taken to the hospital for treatment while the deceased corpse was deposited at a hospital for autopsy. Meanwhile, investigation is still in progress.”

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