Operatives of the Special Task Force
Seriki Adinoyi in Jos
The Special Task Force (STF) on Jos crisis saturday rescued eight victims of kidnappers in Jos, capital of Plateau State.
The STF, which disclosed this in a press statement signed by its media officer, Captain Salisu Mustapha, said following intelligence reports at the early hours of Saturday, the task force’s anti-kidnapping Squad carried out a raid operations at Chiwarana Hotel at Zinaria layout in Jos North Local Government Area and rescued victims who were kidnapped by a group of criminals .
The statement added that preliminary investigations have revealed that the victims were kidnapped at various locations of the metropolis and locked up in one of the hotel rooms.
“The suspected kidnappers had contacted the families of the victims and requested them to pay various sums of money as ransom for their release”, it said.
Mustapha said the mastermind behind the crime and the manager of the hotel have been arrested and are currently being investigated.
While appreciating the efforts of the people of the state for providing it with useful information, STF called on all to be vigilant and report any suspicious person to security agencies.