Gunmen, yesterday, abducted a student of the Calvary Ministries, a mission agency popularly known as CAPRO, in Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau state.
It was gathered that the bandits invaded the school located a few kilometers from Yakubu Gowon International Airport and kidnap four students while the students were asleep and snatched four students. However, three of them were rescued after a quick intervention of the operatives of Operation Safe Haven who engaged the gunmen in a dual gun battle.
A global mission leader and president of Para-Mallam Peace Foundation, Reverend Gideon Para-Mallam, said the attackers broke into the school premises through the fence and abducted the students.
He said the intervention of security agencies prevented what could have been another mass abduction as the assailants took to their heels after realizing the reinforcement of security in the area.
Gabriel Ubah, the Plateau state police spokesman, said tactical operatives have been deployed in the area and efforts on to secure the release of the student and apprehend the abductors.
“The command received a report of abduction of a student pastor from King’s School [CAPRO], 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.”