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Gunmen kill Plateau APC spokesman in foiled kidnap attempt

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Gunmen suspected to be Kidnappers have killed the Plateau State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Sylvanus Namang.

The late Namang was killed by gunmen on Sunday at a relaxation spot in Pankshin.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Mr Alfred Alabo, confirmed this in a statement in Jos on Sunday.

He said: “Yesterday (Sunday), at about 8 p.m., we received information that some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, numbering about seven, invaded a relaxation centre located along Pankshin-Jos road, and kidnapped the owner.

”In the process, a customer, one Sylvanus Namang, was shot dead by the invaders.

”On receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Hassan Yabanet, directed the Area Commander and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Pankshin, to arrest the suspects and rescue the victim.

”Our men engaged the hoodlums in a gun battle and were able to foil the kidnap attempt. The suspects escaped with gunshot wounds while the victim was rescued and rushed to the General Hospital, Pankshin for treatment as the bandits had injured him,” he said.

Alabo, however, disclosed that the victim was later confirmed dead at the hospital.

He quoted the commissioner as condoling the family of the deceased while assuring residents of the command’s readiness to secure their lives and property at all times.

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