The Police in Jos has revealed how a lecturer with the University of Jos, Dr Nandi Drenkat, was murdered in the early hours of Saturday and the successful rescue of his six-year-old daughter who was kidnapped in the process.
According to the Police, its operatives have arrested a suspected kidnapper, recovered one AK 47 rifle, 29 rounds of live ammunition and rescued two kidnapped victims.
“On 16/5/2020 at about 0030hrs, the Command received a distress call at road 6 University Senior staff quarters Jos where some hoodlums entered the house of one Dr. Nandi Drenkat, a lecturer with the University of Jos where he was shot and his six-year-old daughter was kidnapped.
“Immediately the Command received the information; on the same date at about 0530 hours, a combined team of conventional policemen, mobile men, operatives from the anti-kidnapping unit, vigilante group and hunters were deployed to the hilly areas where the kidnapped victim was suspected to have been kept. The scene was thoroughly combed and in the process, the kidnappers were sighted on the hills and there was a gun duel between the operatives and the kidnappers. In the process, one of the kidnappers named Ali Mohammed of Narabi was shot on his right leg and was arrested with one AK 47 rifle with breach Number 1984/AP 0240. 29 rounds of live ammunition were also recovered from him. A kidnapped victim name Chiboze Joseph was rescued unhurt while other bandits fled with blood injuries”, says a Police statement.
According to the statement, on interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and that the case was under investigation and will be charged to court as soon as possible.
The police also succeeded in rescuing the six-year girl and are in search of the fleeing suspects.
“The teams of operatives were relentless and at about 1600 hours, they extended their search for the last kidnapped victim to Babale mountain, Jos North LGA and on sighting the combined teams, the hoodlums opened fire on them.
“The teams overpowered the hoodlums which led to the rescue of the kidnapped victim, Joanna Drenkat, six years old, unhurt. Manhunt for the fleeing suspect continues”, the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police is soliciting for useful information from members of the public to aid in the arrest of the fleeing suspect.
Residents of the state have however been called upon to promptly call the Command’s emergency hotlines for vital information and complaints via: