Plateau State Police Command arrested one of the killer by name Ali Muhammad who reportedly is a gun man who shot a University of Jos lecturer, Dr Nendi Drengkat who was attacked last Friday night, shot dead and his 6-year old daughter, joanna Drenkat kidnapped.
The gunmen was said to have attacked the University of Jos Staff Quarters on Friday night, shot dead Dr. Drengkat and kidnapped his 6-year-old daughter, Joanna Drenkat. They later called the family asking for N10 million ransom.
Edward Chuka Egbuka, Plateau State commissioner of police who disclosed this on Sunday while parading the suspect at the state police command, stated that late Dr Drenkat daughter and one other individual were rescued during a gun duel with the kidnappers on the hills of Babale of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State Metropolis.
“On 16/5/2020 at about 0030hrs, the Command received a distress call at road 6 University Senior staff quarters Jos where some hoodlums invaded the house of one Dr. Nandi Drenkat ‘a lecturer of the University of Jos, Plateau State. He was shot dead at the spot and his 6- years old daughter was kidnapped” the statement reads.
“Immediately the Command received the information, on the same date at about 0530 hours, a combined team of conventional police men, mobile men, operatives from anti kidnapping unit, vigilante group and hunters were deployed to the hilly areas where the kidnapped victim was suspected to have been kept, scene was thoroughly cumbed and in the process, the kidnappers were sighted on the hill and there was a gun duel between the operatives and the kidnappers. In the process one of the kidnappers name Ali Mohammed ‘m’ of Narabi was shot on his right leg and was arrested with one AK 47 rifle with breach Number 1984/AP 0240, 29 rounds of live ammunition was also recovered from him. A kidnapped victim name Chiboze Joseph ‘m’ was rescued unhurt while other bandits fled with blood injuries. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime. Case under investigation and will be charged to court as soon as possible”.
“Furtherance to the incident above, the teams of operatives were relentless and at about 1600 hours they extended their search for the last kidnapped victim to Babale mountain, Jos north LGA and on sighting the combined teams,the hoodlums opened fire on them, the teams overpowered the hoodlums which led to the rescue of the kidnapped victim Joanna Drenkat ‘f’six years old unhurt. Manhunt for the fleeing suspect continues”
The Commissioner of Police is soliciting for helpful enquiries from members of the public to aid in the arrest of the fleeing suspects Healthforbes Media reporting.