Suspected Fulani herdsmen in Plateau State have abducted the 12-year-old son of the chaplain of Plateau state Polytechnic in Heipang, Barkin Ladi local government of Plateau state.
The Plateau state police command spokesperson identified as DSP Tyopev Terna revealed this tragic incident in a statement released on Thursday, February 21st.
According to DSP Tyopev Terna, the Plateau State Police Command spokesperson, the 12-year-old son of the Plateau State Polytechnic Chaplain was kidnapped on Wednesday, February 20th.
The statement reads
“On 20/2/2019 at about 1215hrs, the Plateau State Police Command received information from Pastor Andrew Dido, the Chaplain of Plateau Polytechnic Heipang, in Barkin Ladi LGA that at about 2040hrs, unknown gunmen broke into his quarters in the institution and kidnapped his twelve (12) years old son Kim Dido to an unknown destination.
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“He further stated that the kidnappers also took his Handset with phone number (08036044144). On the receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, Jos CP Isaac Akinmoyede directed the DPO of Barkin Ladi Division to beef up security in the institution. The CP also raised a rescue team that is currently on the trail of the kidnappers. CP Akinmoyede personally visited the family of Dido and the Management of Plateau Polytechnic this morning 21/02 /2019 and assured them of the Command’s determination to rescue the boy and to beef security in and around the school.
“Members of the public are encouraged to volunteer information that will lead to the timely rescue of the boy and arrest of the perpetrators of this criminal act.”
Meanwhile, the Police in Plateau state has commenced full operation in order to rescue the abducted 12-year-old boy.