By Jide Afolabi, Jos
12-year old son of the Chaplain of the Plateau State Polytechnic, Heipang in Barkin Ladi, Plateau state, Kim Dido has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
Kim was kidnapped in Pastor Dido’s quarters while the handset of Dido’s father was as well taken away by the abductors.
According to a release issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Command, DSP Tyopev Matthias Terna on Thursday, said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Isaac Akinmoyede has directed the the DPO of Barkin Ladi Division to beef up security around the institution.
The CP has visited the family and the management of the institution to assure them of the agency’s resolve to rescue the boy and protect the Polytechnic community.
The statement reads, “On 20/2/2019 at about 1215hrs, the Plateau State Police Command received an information from Pastor Andrew Dido, the Chaplain of Plateau Polytechnic Heipang, in Barkin Ladi LGA that at about 2040hrs, unknown gunmen broke into his quarters in the institution and Kidnapped his twelve (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, Jos 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 21/02 /2019 and assured them of the Command’s determination to rescue the boy and to beef security in and around the school.”
He however enjoined members of the public to volunteer information that will lead to the timely rescue of the boy and arrest of the perpetrators.
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