Gunmen attack pastor’s house, kidnap son


Some gunmen attacked a pastor’s residence and abducted his 12-year-old son, the police has said.

The clergyman, Andrew Dido, is said to be the pastor of Plateau Polytechnic Chaplain, located in Barikin Ladi local government area of the state.

Tyopev Terna, spokesperson of the Plateau state Police Command confirmed the incident to Premium Times, Thursday.

According to  Terna, the kidnappers broke into the pastor’s quarters just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.

“On 20/2/2019, at about 1215hrs, the Plateau state Police Command received an information from Pastor Andrew Dido, the Chaplain of Plateau Polytechnic, Heipang, in Barkin Ladi LGA, that at about 2040hrs, unknown gunmen broke into his quarters in the institution and kidnapped his12- years- old son, Dido to an unknown destination.

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“He further stated that the kidnappers also took his handset, ” he said.

The spokesperson added that on receiving the information, the commissioner of Police in Plateau, Isaac Akinmoyede, directed the DPO of Barkin Ladi Division to increase security in the institution.

He said the police team also raised a rescue team that is currently on the trail of the kidnappers.



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