Plateau State House of Assembly Speaker Yakubu Sanda narrowly escaped being kidnapped by gunmen who attacked his home in Jos on Friday.

The failed attempt to kidnap the spokesman occurred just six days after the police carried out a rescue operation of the Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry of Public Works, Alexander Plangnan, who was kidnapped by hitmen on New Year’s Day in the same town. .

It was learned that the Spokesperson was at his home located in the Federal Low Cost community in Jos South Local Government Area when armed men driving a car attempted to abduct him.

A community resident, Joshua Madaki, told The PUNCH on Saturday that the timely intervention of some security agents thwarted the kidnappers’ objectives as they fled the scene.

Plateau State Police Command spokesman Alfred Alabo also confirmed the failed kidnapping attempt on the Spokesman in a statement he issued on Saturday.

The PPRO said: “On 06/01/2023 at approximately 11:20 p.m., while the president was arriving at his residence at Federal Low-cost in Jos-South, three unidentified armed men operating in a colored Jeep CR-V Ash followed him to his residence and tried to enter his house to kidnap him but their mission was made impossible by the intrepid policemen on duty, and the timely response of the Divisional Police Officer, SP Ayuba, and his men who joined forces with the men on duty and repelled the attack. bad act

“However, the command is making a concerted effort to track down fleeing suspects and arrest them.

“The Plateau Police Chief uses this outlet to thank members of the public for showing concern about events in their various communities and volunteering to provide timely information to police for immediate action.”

The statement urged residents of the state to conduct their legal business as the police were already doing a lot to ensure everyone’s safety.

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