The Plateau State police have averted what could have been the mass abduction of students in King’s School, run by the Calvary International Ministry, also known as CAPRO at Gana Ropp, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.
The school which is a few kilometres from the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Heipang in the same local government area was invaded by assailants on Thursday, with the aim of kidnapping the students but timely intervention by security agents forced the attackers to withdraw, leaving with four students but three of the abducted students later escaped during a gun battle between the security personnel and the abductors.
The President of Para-Malam Peace Foundation, Reverend Gideon Para-Mallam confirmed that the attackers broke the rear fence of the school where a hole was drilled to gain access into the school compound and abducted the students but the timely intervention of security agencies prevented another mass abduction as the assailants took to their heels after realising the reinforcement of security in the area.
The State’s Police Spokesman, ASP Gabriel Uba also confirming the incident said, “The Command received a report of abduction of a student pastor from King’s School, Gana Ropp in Barkin Ladi LGA. Tactical operatives have been deployed to the area. Concerted efforts are on towards rescuing the victim and arresting the perpetrators.”