March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024

Gunmen Storm Plateau, Kidnap Clergyman, Three Others

 

 

Gunmen stormed Maigemu District in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State, kidnapped a clergyman and three other people.

 

It was gathered that the gunmen in large number, invaded the ECWA Church Nuku area in the district at about 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, and whisked the clergyman away in the presence of his family.

 

A source close to the community told the Nigerian Tribune that the gunmen, who operated unhindered for close to 40 minutes, also kidnapped three other people: Usman Umaru, Agwom Dauda, and a woman simply identified as Sarah.

The source further disclosed that the gunmen who released several gunshots into the air to scare the people, especially the vigilantes and hunters, from coming out for a rescue left with their captors in a car while others trailed behind on their motorcycles.

 

It was gathered that the security men, vigilantes, and hunters are combing the hills within the vicinity with the aim of arresting the kidnappers and their accomplices terrorizing the local government area.

 

A relative of the clergyman who spoke with the publication on condition of anonymity disclosed that the kidnappers have not gotten in touch with the family for ransom.

 

Spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the incident, said operatives are on top of the situation to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

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