A police officer has been killed in Corner Soja area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau state.
Tyopev Terna, police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the incident, saying that the non-commissioned officer, a lance corporal, identified as Abdullahi .S. was shot while responding to a report that a girl was forcefully taken by unknown gunmen in the area.
The officer was attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), sector one of the state police command on Zaria Road, Jos.
Accordimg to Terna, “on the 09/10/2018 at about 2100hrs, Alhaji Idris Gambo of Corner Soja, Jos reported at the Laranto Police Division that on the same date at about 1950hrs, some unknown gunmen went to his house located at the above mentioned address in a Red Golf vehicle and forcefully took his daughter, Hafsat Gambo, who is 21 years old away to an unknown destination.
“After his report, the police immediately mobilised to the scene of crime. On arrival, the police discovered that in the bid to escape, the unknown gunmen shot and fatally injured one L/Cpl Abdullahi S. attached to (OPSH), Sector One, Zaria Road Jos.
“He was immediately rushed to Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos but was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. The corpse has been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary”.
The police spokesperson said investigation into the case is ongoing.