Suspected kidnappers kill retired Navy Captain and his aide in Plateau
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a retired Navy Captain identified simply as Mr YY and his aide, Japheth Ajiji, in Fobur community in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State.
It was further learnt that the timely arrival of the security operatives prevented the situation from escalating.
The spokesman for the State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, confirmed the killing of the four persons.
“On 22/07/2021, the command received a report that some suspected kidnappers went into the residence of a retired military officer at Sabon Garin Fobur in Jos East LGA and kidnapped him. Unfortunately, the retired officer and one other person were killed by the hoodlums as it appeared a scuffle ensued between them,” Ogaba stated.
“Meanwhile, on receipt of the report, police operatives, the Special Task Force, local vigilantes and hunters were drafted to the area for possible arrest of the suspects. In the course of the search, the police were informed that some locals apprehended three suspects; they quickly rushed to the scene where they met the natives in their numbers. All efforts made by the police to rescue the three suspects were futile.
It The police were only able to rescue one of the three suspects as the police operatives were attacked, and their vehicle was damaged. By the time further reinforcement arrived at the scene, the other two suspects were found to have been lynched by the locals. A discreet investigation is currently ongoing.” he added.