Police Foiled Kidnapping At Plateau State University Bokkos

The Plateau State Police Command has yet again foiled another kidnapping attempt by some unknown hoodlums at the Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU).

According to a press release signed by the Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, this was made possible as a result of a distress call put forward by the hardworking and security-conscious Vice Chancellor of the University and other good citizens of the state who made several calls to police control rooms, the PPRO, and other senior officers to alert us on the happenings around that area, which aided our quick response to the scene.

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, unknown hoodlums attempted to kidnap some female off-campus students who went out to fetch firewood at a nearby bush when they ran out of cooking gas.

Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka

“Upon receipt of this information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Bokkos Division, aided by other security operatives, gave a hot chase to the hoodlums, as a result of which they abandoned their evil plans, which aided the escape and rescue of the students unhurt.” No life was lost, and no student was raped as alleged on social media and some news platforms, DSP Alfred Alabo said.

He said that the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, assured the good citizens of the state that relentless efforts are ongoing to arrest the hoodlums.

He, therefore, urges all citizens to go about their lawful businesses and ensure that they give the police and any nearby security agency useful, accurate, and timely information, as we are doing everything to ensure that our state is safe for both residents and visitors.