Bandits Kidnap Plateau Pharmacists Union Leader
Punch Newspaper Report: Bandits Kidnap Plateau Pharmacists Union Leader
Jos, Plateau State — Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the State Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in Plateau State, Pharmacist Kim Bot.
The incident happened on Wednesday night along Lamingo Road Junction in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
The PUNCH learnt that the union leader was driving home from his office around 8pm when the bandits blocked his vehicle and whisked him away to an unknown destination.
A member of the PSN in the state, who refused to mention his name, confirmed the kidnap to The PUNCH in Jos on Thursday. He said the incident had been reported to the police.
“From what I heard, he was driving in his Honda Hennessy gold colour car around 8pm on Wednesday when the kidnappers attacked him along Lamingo Junction and took him away in his own car,” the pharmacist said.
“Since then, we have not seen him.”
The pharmacist condemned the abduction of their union official and said the incident had caused panic among members of the PSN in the state.
“We are all very worried about Pharmacist Kim Bot’s safety,” he said. “We are calling on the kidnappers to release him unconditionally. We are also appealing to the police to do everything in their power to rescue him safely.”
The Plateau State Chairman of the PSN, Kaneng Pam, could not be reached when contacted on the incident.
The Spokesman for the Plateau state police Command, Alabo Alfred, did not respond to calls and text messages when our reporter tried to contact him for a reaction, Punch Newspaper reported.
The kidnapping of Pharmacist Kim Bot is the latest in a string of kidnappings that have taken place in Plateau State in recent months.
The state has been grappling with an increase in insecurity in recent years, with bandits and terrorists carrying out attacks on innocent people and communities.
The Nigerian authorities need to take urgent action to address the security situation in Plateau State and other parts of the country. They need to deploy more security personnel to high-risk areas and bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice.
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