Plateau: Police pledge to arrest killers of APC scribe

By James Moses (9News Nigeria-Jos)

The Plateau State Police Command has vowed to arrest the killer of All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesman, Hon. Sylvanus Namang who was murdered on Saturday night.

The State Police Public Relations Officer disclosed this to newsmen in Jos on Sunday.

The statement reads that on the 17/02/2024 at about 2000hrs we recorded information that some unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers numbering about seven, invaded the relaxation center of one Sunny Okonkwo, located along Pankshin-Jos road, and kidnapped the owner”

‘While in the process, a customer, one Sylvanus Namang was shot dead by the assailants.

According to the statement “On the receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hassan Steve Yabanet, directed the Area Commander and DPO Pankshin to arrest the suspects and rescue the victims.

“The Area Commander and DPO immediately swung into action, engaged the hoodlums in a gun battle and due to our superior gunpowder, we were able to foil the kidnap attempt.

“The suspect ran away with serious gunshot injuries, the victim was rescued and rushed to the General Hospital, Pankshin for treatment of both bullet and matchete injuries”

“After much struggling for his life, the victim was later confirmed dead by the medical doctor”

The statement further reads that the Commissioner of Police, CP Yabanet, while condoling with the families of the deceased, assured them that the police is doing all within their power to ensure that the suspects are arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the state”

“The CP urges the general public to always feed the police with useful, timely and accurate information to enable us keep Plateau safer”, the statement noted.

-9News Nigeria.

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James Moses is a 9News Nigeria news correspondent reporting from Jos, Plateau State. He is an experienced writer, journalist and blogger. He is passionate and flair for Politics, Sports and Entertainment reporting. Contact James Moses via his email address: jjmoses00@gmail.com