Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of a 12-year-old Kim Dido by gunmen on Thursday at the staff quarters of the state Polytechnic Heipang, in Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer, Tyopev Terna, who confirmed the kidnapping, said the attention of the command was drawn to the incident by Pastor Andrew Dido, father of the boy, who said the gunmen broke into his house and kidnapped his son.
“On 20/2/2019 at about 12:15hrs, the Plateau State police command received information from Pastor Andrew Dido, the Chaplain of Plateau Polytechnic, Heipang, in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area that at about 20:40hrs, unknown gunmen broke into his quarters in the institution and kidnapped his 12- year-old son, Kim Dido, to an unknown destination.”
Mr Terna said the kidnappers also took away Pastor Dido’s handset and contact number 08036044144.
He said: “On the receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State command, CP Isaac Akinmoyede, directed the DPO of Barkin Ladi Division to beef up security in the institution.”
Mr Terna noted that the police command had raised a rescue team that is currently trailing the kidnappers with a view to rescuing the boy and bringing the perpetrators to book.
He said CP Akinmoyede had personally visited the family of Dido and the management of Plateau Polytechnic and assured them of the command’s determination to rescue the boy and to beef security in and around the school.
He urged members of the public to volunteer information that would lead to the timely rescue of the boy and arrest of the perpetrators of the criminal act.