The Police in Plateau State said they have foiled plans by some suspected kidnappers who had laid ambush on a bypass road along Du community of Jos South LGA of the state, to kidnap innocent citizens.
The Police also said in the process of the aforementioned, one of the suspects was killed during a gun battle and the others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The State Police Command through its Spokesman, DSP Alfred Alabo on Monday said, “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 11th October, 2022, at about 20:10 hours 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.
According to him, “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 rounds of 7.62 ×39mm live ammunition”, he explained.
Alabo maintained that efforts are on top gear to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang as investigation is still in progress.
He added that the Commissioner of Police Plateau in the State Bartholomew Onyeka, thanked all well meaning residents of the State for supporting the Command with timely information which has translated to laudable achievements in the state.
Alabo further gave residents assurance of the CP of adequate security as the Command has amplified its security measures to improve peace across the state.