By Marie-Therese Nanlong
Jos – Some men residents say are Fulani herdsmen invaded the house of Rev. Andrew Dido, the Chaplain of Plateau State Polytechnic in Heipang, Barkin Ladi local government area of the State and abducted his 12 years old son, Kim.
The incident, a family friend who did not want to be named, said occurred at about some minute after 8pm on Wednesday when Rev. Dido and other family members were in their residence in the premises of the institution, “three armed Fulani herdsmen invaded the house and demanded for money which they could not get, they resorted to abduction of Kim.”
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mathias Tyopev said, “On the 20th February, 2019 at about 12:15am, the Plateau State Police Command received an information from Pastor Andrew Dido, the Chaplain of Plateau Polytechnic Heipang, that at about 8:40pm, unknown gunmen broke into his quarters in the institution and kidnapped his 12 years old son Kim Dido to an unknown destination.
“He further stated that the kidnappers also took his handset with phone number (08036044144). 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.
“The CP also raised a rescue team that is currently on the trail of the kidnappers.
CP Akinmoyede personally visited the family of Dido and the Management of Plateau Polytechnic this morning 21st February, 2019 and assured them of the Command’s determination to rescue the boy and to beef up security in and around the school. Members of the public are encouraged to volunteer information that will lead to the timely rescue of the boy and arrest of the perpetrators of this criminal act.”