The Executive Chairman of Kanke Local Government Area of Plateau, Mr Henry Gotip was abducted by yet to be identified gunmen from his residence in Jos early Wednesday morning.
Plateau Police Command spokesperson, DSP Alfred Alabo confirmed the abduction of the Council Chairman to journalists.
He explained that Alabo Gotip was abducted at about 1:00 a.m., on Wednesday from his Jos residence in Kwang, Jos South Local Government Area.
He said that the Command had deployed armed personnel to track down the criminals and rescue the victim unhurt.
”When we received the information on the incident, the Commissioner of Police in the State, Bartholomew Onyeka, directed our armed personnel to track the men of the underworld, arrest the kidnappers and get the victim released unhurt.
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”In fact, the instruction was that non of the personnel will sleep until they get the victim out”, the PPRO said.
Alabo assured residents of Plateau that the Command was doing everything possible to make the state a crime – free society, and appealed for calm among the citizens.
He urged residents to cooperate with the Police in its bid to rid the state of crime and criminality.
Maj. Ishaku Takwa, the Media Officer of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), said that military personnel were equally deployed to ensure the safe release of the chairman.
He said that the Commander of the Operation, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, had gone to the scene of the incident and assured residents that his men would arrest the culprits.