From Gyang Bere, Jos
Plateau State Police Command has killed a suspected kidnapper who barricaded a road leading to St. Augustine College Did, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Police Public Relations Officer PPRO DSP Alfred Alabo in a press statement on Thursday said the suspect was gun down after a fierce gun battle that inflicted gunshots Injuries on some of the fleeing suspects.
“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 11/10/2022 at about 2010hrs 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.
“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 gun down one of the suspects while others fled with various degree injuries.”
He explained that exhibits recovered from the suspect include one AK47 rifle with breach number: AE 353550 and eight (8) rounds of 7.62 ×39mm live ammunition.
He said, “Efforts are on top gear to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang as investigation is still in progress.”
Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka appreciated the residents of the state for supporting the Command with timely information which has translated to laudable achievements in the State.
He assured residents of adequate security as the Command has amplified its security measures to improve peace across the State.