The Gombe State Police Command has reported 67 people missing.
The state police public relations officer, ASP Mahid Abubakar, said the cases were recorded throughout the state’s 11 local government areas in a conversation with newsmen on Tuesday.
According to Abubakar, the incidents date from January to September 2023, and attempts are on to locate the victims.
“From January to date we have 67 cases of missing persons reported at the Headquarters.”
Although some of the missing people have been located by their family members, Abubakar stated that the command, led by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Oqua Etim, remains dedicated to securing citizens.
“Let me add that some of the persons lost have been found. The cases were majorly reported by their family members and some of the missing persons have since returned home. I wish to reassure you and many other residents of the state that Gombe is safe as Commissioner Oqua Etim and his men are committed to securing the state and her people, there is no need for worries,” Abubakar added.
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