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Gunmen abduct three in yet another attack on Plateau community

Gunmen abduct three in yet another attack on Plateau community
January 13
11:47 2022

Three persons have been kidnapped by gunmen in a village in Plateau state.

The victims were kidnapped in Ban village behind the Plateau State Polytechnic on Wednesday night.

Ubah Ogaba, Plateau police spokesperson, confirmed the incident to TheCable.

Ogaba said one suspect has been arrested in connection to the abduction while police operatives are already trailing the other suspects in order to rescue the victims.

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“The Plateau state police command is aware of the kidnap incident in Ban village behind Plateau State Polytechnic Heipang on the 12/01/2022 at about 20:05hrs where three persons were abducted,” he said.

“Immediately the report was received, a team of policemen of the command and OPSH raced to the scene where one suspect was arrested.

“Meantime, efforts are ongoing to rescue the kidnapped victims and arrest other perpetrators of the act.”

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The incident is the latest in a series of attacks on residents of the state.

The abduction occurred a day after 18 people were reportedly killed in an attack on Ancha community in Bassa LGA of the state.

The attackers who invaded the neighbourhood on Tuesday night also set fire to several houses.

The wife of Silas Vem, deputy chief of staff to Sonny Tyoden, deputy governor of Plateau, was abducted by gunmen on Sunday.

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She was reportedly kidnapped near her residence in Jos, the state capital.

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