The Oasis Reporters
February 23, 2019
A 12 year old son of Rev. Dido has , the 20/2/19, been kidnapped by gunmen on February 20, 2019, three days ahead of Nigeria’s presidential election.
According to reports, Rev. Dido and his family were in their house at Plateau State Polytechnic, Heipang in Barkin Ladi when three armed men invaded the house and demanded for money. When the family were unable to produce any money, the armed men decided to abduct Rev. Dido’s 12 year old son, Kim. They took the child and rushed out into the nearby bush.
Former President of Berom Youth Moulders-Association, Rwas Choji Dalyop who was at Rev. Dido’s residence, the scene of the incident, affirmed the story.
According to Choji, “A few minutes after 8:00 pm, 20/2/19, I received a distress call from Rev. Dido that his residence had been invaded by armed Fulani herdsmen. On reaching the scene, i found it was true that his son by name Kim Dido has been abducted by the herders who threatened him with arms”
Choji also said that the authorities have since been briefed on this sad development for necessary intervention.
We stand with the Didos at this difficult moment of their lives. We call on everyone to pray for the rescue of Kim from these criminals.”
Abductions and other criminal activities are often reported against suspected Fulani herdsmen militia in the North Central region, with the security forces seeming helpless in tackling the menace, despite the Buhari government’s avowed mantra of fighting insecurity, revamping the economy and fighting corruption. Many commentators say that it has failed on all three counts as even the corruption aspect of the fight is directed against mainly opposition political forces.