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Gunmen attack Plateau Polytechnic staff quarters again, abduct Assistant Registrar’s sister

The Plateau Polytechnic Staff quarters located at Heipang in Barki Ladi Local Government Area of the state was this morning attacked by unknown gunmen.


According to reports, the gunmen stormed the staff quarters at about 12.10 am and abducted a lady identified as the younger sister of the institution’s Assistant Registrar, Mr Ezekiel Rangs.


Confirming the incident, Rangs said himself and his family were fast asleep when the gunmen forced their way into his home using a big stone to pull down the entrance door.

”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.”


Recall that the same attack happened in the Institution in February this year. Kim Dido, a twelve-year-old son of the institution’s Chaplain, Reverend Andrew Dido, was abducted during the attack and was released twenty-four hours  later by the gunmen after a ransom was allegedly paid to them.


Rangs says the matter has been reported to the police.

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