by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
As the Plateau State Police Command to continue in its bid to fight crime and criminality in the State, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, has reportedly recorded another milestone achievement by repelling an attack from men of the underworld in Bassa LGA.
On 22/07/2022, at about 2300hrs, a distress call was received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Bassa Division, SP James Yekubu, from a concerned citizen that some unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers were operating at the residence of one Mark Inkasu.
The Command narrated thus: “Upon receiving this report, the DPO mobilized his men and raced to the scene. On sighting the patrol vehicle, the hoodlums in their cowardly manner started shooting at the police personnel.”
A statement was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Alfred Alabo, and issued to newsmen in n Jos recently, indicated that, “In return, the DPO and his team engaged them fearlessly. Sensing the danger that was about to befall them, the hoodlums escaped into a nearby bush, with bullet wounds.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner has, therefore, enjoined the residents of Bassa LGA to go about their lawful activities, as normalcy has since been restored in the area,” it added.
The command thanked all the community security help organisations within the area for giving the Police the timely information that has helped in repelling the criminals.
The incident took place behind Deeper Life Church, Jebbu Bassa, in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The Commissioner also used this medium to condole with the good people of Fobur Town, Fusa Village and the families of the five persons, who were killed by yet to be identified persons at Jos East LGA on the 21/07/2022.
He assured families of the deceased and the entire local government that efforts are on top gear to arresting the perpetrators of the dastardly act for them to face justice.
He further advised residents of the State to get the phone numbers of security officers within their areas to ensure timely information is passed to the Police and other security and law enforcement agencies to aid them respond timely whenever there is an incident in their areas.