Police rescue permanent secretary abducted in front of his premises in Plateau

The police in Plateau state have freed Engr Alexander Plangnam, the state’s permanent secretary, who was kidnapped on January 1, 2023, in front of his business.

According to a statement made by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Alfred Alabo, at around 9.30 p.m. on New Year’s Day, a resident of State Low-cost Jos South LGA made a distress call and reported that Plangnan, the permanent secretary of the Plateau State Ministry of Work, had been abducted by four unidentified gunmen while driving his official Hilux up to the gate of his residence at State Low-cost.

”Immediately after the report was received, the scene of the ugly incident was visited by the DPO Rantya, SP Ayuba Iliya and team and investigation was intensified. Through the combined efforts of Rantya, Jengre Police Divisions and the Anti-Kidnapping unit of Plateau State Command, the victim was rescued and his vehicle was recovered at Mistali village of Bassa LGA same day at about 2340hrs while the kidnappers fled. However, one Jerry Moret ‘male’ who was knocked down by the hijacked Hilux vehicle controlled by the kidnappers during the process, has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.”the statement in part read

Meanwhile, efforts are on to the trail and apprehend the fleeing suspects. 

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