By Ezekiel Dontinna


The Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police has paraded Ali Mohammed of Narabi, one of the suspected kidnappers who shot and killed one Dr. Nandi Drenkat, a lecturer with the University of Jos. After they act they went away with the deceased six year old daughter.

The police after receiving a distress call swung into action and were able to shoot and arrest one among the fleeing kidnappers and was paraded at the Command headquarters in Jos Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Parading the suspect, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka said “the Command received the information on the same date, the 16th/5/2020 at 0530 hours and a combined team of conventional operatives were deployed to the hilly area where the kidnapped victim was suspected to have been kept and scene was thoroughly combed.

“In the process, the kidnappers were sighted on the hill. In the ensuing gun duel between the operatives and the kidnappers, one of the kidnappers named Ali Mohammed (m) of Narabi was shot on his leg and arrested with one Ak47 rifle with breach number 1984/AP0240, 29 rounds of live ammunitions were also recovered from him.

“In furtherance of operation, the team of operatives were relentless and at about 1600hours they extended their search for the last kidnapped victim to Babale mountain, Jos North LGA. On sighting the combined team, the hoodlums opened fire on them, but were overpowered by the team’s superior fire-power, which led to the rescue of the kidnapped victim Joanna Drenkat unhurt”, he narrated.

In the same vein, another kidnapped victim named Chiboze Joseph ‘m’ was as a result of the search rescued unhurt also while other bandits fled with gunshot injuries and the command called on the general public to give them useful information that would lead to their arrest.

Meanwhile, the Command urged the public to use these emergency hotlines for vital information and complaints. They are: 07059473022; 08038907662 and 09053872296 for the Command and also 07025335638 and 07025223672 for NCDC emergency call in case of any Covid-19 related issues.

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