Gunmen kidnap local govt chairman in Plateau

The Chairman of Kanke Local Government Council of Plateau State, Henry Gotip, has been kidnapped.

He was reportedly kidnapped by some gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday.

Gotip was said to have been kidnapped at his residence at Kwang in Jos North Local Government Area of the state after a sporadic shooting by the gunmen to scare away the residents.

It was gathered that gunmen stormed the residence of the chairman and whisked him away. The family is yet to be contacted by the abductors.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Police Command, Alfred Alabo, confirmed the incident to newsmen, saying the Command had dispatched a tactical team to search for him and ensure he is safe return.

He said, “The Police Commissioner is on top of the situation as he has sent a team of police officers to the area who are working in collaboration with the vigilante to rescue the Council Chairman.”

Gotip is also the state’s Secretary of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria.

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