Gyang Bere, Jos
Plateau State Police Command said it is working round the clock to uncover the new trend of kidnapping where criminals abduct teenagers in their homes at night.
In a press statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev, the Command said it will track the kidnappers who they believe are embedded in many communities.
The police spokesman urged the public to provide the police with credible information about the activities of the kidnappers no matter the threats they might receive.
“The Plateau State Police Command wishes to inform members of the public of the new trend of crime in Plateau State where criminals go into unsuspecting homes to kidnap.
“The Command is using this medium to assure the public that everything is being done to track these criminals. It has been established that the kidnappers are not far from the communities, and already we have gotten the profile of some of them through our intelligence network. Sooner than later, they will meet their waterloo,” the statement reads.
The spokesman said the Commissioner of Police pleaded with the families of those affected to share information with the police no matter the threat from the kidnappers, saying such information will be treated in confidence.
Tyopev said the Command arrested one notorious criminal, Daniel Useini, a resident of Rukuba Road, Jos, who has been on the wanted list of the police for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.
He said that the suspect was arrested with one locally made revolver pistol with 10 rounds of live ammunition and 15 rounds of rubber ammunition.
Tyopev said investigation into the case is ongoing and assured that members of the public will be briefed at the appropriate time.
The Command called on the public to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement around them to the police and volunteer useful information to the police.