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Police rescue 6 kidnap victims, neutralise suspects in Plateau



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Plateau State Police Command on Thursday said it has rescued six residents from kidnappers’ den and also dislodged a gang of notorious criminals in the state.

The Command said this through its Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, in Jos, the State Capital.
In a Plateau town, police free six kidnap victims and remove their captors.

In addition to freeing six citizens from the lair of kidnappers, the Plateau State Police Command announced on Thursday that it had also driven out a group of well-known state criminals.

He did, however, report that Nuhu Titus, a hunter who had assisted the security in the rescue effort, had perished in the operation.

He declared, “The Plateau State Police Command has pursued a group of infamous kidnappers to their den, driven them out, freed six abducted victims, and shot one kidnapper in its ceaseless attempts to eradicate criminal elements in the State.

He stated that on November 1, 2023, at approximately 6:00 a.m., “The Divisional Police Officer of Bauchi State’s Toro LGA reported that some unidentified suspected kidnappers had invaded Gwalada village and forcefully abducted some residents of the area to a rocky forest in between Tumu, Tsaya, and Rumfar Gomna in Bassa LGA,” acting on credible intelligence about a horrific kidnapping incident.

The kidnappers engaged the security personnel in gunfire upon spotting them, but the security personnel’s superior firepower eventually subdued them.

Six captives, from Gwalfada, Toro LGA, Bauchi—Rashida Hamisu, Mummi Usman, Ibrahim Isa, Ya’u Yahaya, Bala Aminu, and Alh. Ishaku Usman—were saved from the operation, albeit one of the kidnappers was shot dead and his accomplices fled with varying degrees of bullet wounds.

“But regrettably, one Nuhu Titus, a hunter who supported the security during the rescue effort, passed away.”

He declared that more efforts are being made to apprehend the escaping criminals and free the remaining kidnap victims.

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