The Plateau State Police Command says it has deployed more of its personnel in the Plateau State Polytechnic and the surrounding communities after gunmen attacked the institution’s staff quarter located at Heipang in the Barki Ladi Local Government Area of the state.
During the attack, which occurred on Wednesday night, the gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, abducted the 12-year-old son of the polytechnic’s Chaplain, Kim Andrew, when they could not get money from his father, Reverend Dido Andrew.
The police said in a statement in Jos on Thursday that they were on the trail of the kidnappers
The statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mathias Tyopev, said, “On receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, Isaac Akinmoyede, directed the DPO of the Barkin Ladi Division to beef up security in and around the institution.
“The CP also raised a rescue team that is currently on the trail of the kidnappers.
“Akinmoyede personally visited the family of Dido and the management of the Plateau State Polytechnic this morning (Thursday) and assured them of the command’s determination to rescue the boy and to beef security in and around the school.”