Gunmen have killed a retired customs officer, Micah Gochin and whisked away his son from his residence along Bauchi Ring Road, opposite the University of Jos quarters in Plateau State.
According to The Nation, a community source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the retired customs officer was attacked around 11:00 pm on Sunday in his residence.
It was gathered that the kidnappers who positioned themselves around Gochin’s residence forced their way into the house.
According to a source, they held the occupants of the house hostage and went straight to Gochin’s bedroom and shot him at close range, and left him to die in a pool of his blood.
The source added that after the dastardly act, the kidnappers on their way out of the house kidnapped the son of the retired Customs officers and took him away on a motorcycle.
The State Police spokesman, DSP Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the incident, said before the teams led by the DPO Nasarawa and Laranto could get to the scene of the incident the gunmen had fled.
Alabo added the policemen conveyed the deceased to the hospital where he was confirmed dead, adding the Command was making an effort to apprehend those behind the act and rescue the son of the retired Customs officer.
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