Unknown gunmen on Monday attacked the Plateau State Polytechnic Staff Quarters located at Heipang in Barki Ladi Local Government Area of the state.
PUNCH reports that during the attack which occurred in the early hours of today, the gunmen abducted a lady identified as the younger sister of the institution’s Assistant Registrar, Ezekiel Rangs.
Rangs who confirmed the incident to PUNCH, said he was asleep together with other family members including his wife and his younger sister, Abigail when the gunmen stormed their apartment around 12:10 am.
According to him, the bandits gained entrance into their apartment after they used a big stone to force the door open.
He said, “We were sleeping when we heard a big bang on the door. Before we knew what was happening, the gunmen were already inside the house. When we discovered that they were armed, we pleaded for them to spare our lives but they took away my younger sister who just gained admission for National Diploma, Social Development.
“When they said we should give them a phone through which we can contact them, I offered to give them my own they refused and instead demanded my wife’s phone and departed. When the incident happened, some soldiers led by one Col. Tanko came to the house within thirty minutes and we told them what happened.”
CAMPUS GIST gathered that the incident has already been reported to the Police Division in the locality.
Monday’s attack by gunmen at the Plateau Polytechnic’s Staff quarters was not the first.
CAMPUS GIST recalls that gunmen had in February this year attacked the staff quarters and kidnapped Kim Dido, a twelve-year-old son of the institution’s Chaplain, Reverend Andrew Dido.
He was later released within twenty-four hours by the gunmen after ransom was allegedly paid to them.
Meanwhile, in a related development, unknown gunmen have abducted Professor Olayinka Adegbehingbe, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
He was kidnapped during a robbery attack that occurred along Ife/Ibadan expressway around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday while he was traveling from Ibadan to Ife.
The Chief Security Officer of OAU, Babatunde Oyatokun, who confirmed the incident, said efforts are being made to rescue the university don.