Gunmen have again attacked Plateau Polytechnic Staff quarters located at Heipang in Barki Ladi Local Government Area of the state.
Our Correspondent gathered that during the attack which occurred in the early hours of Monday, the gunmen abducted a lady identified as the younger sister of the institution’s Assistant Registrar, Mr Ezekiel Rangs.
Rangs who confirmed the incident told our correspondent in Jos on Monday said that he was asleep together with other family members including his wife and his younger sister, Abigail when the gunmen stormed their apartment around 12:10 am.
According to him,the bandits gained entrance into their house after they used a big stone to force the door open.
Rangs said,”We were sleeping when we heard a big bang on the door. Before we knew what was happening, the gunmen were already inside the house. When we discovered that they were armed, we pleaded for them to spare our lives but they took away my younger sister who just gained admission for National Diploma, Social Development.
“When they said we should give them a phone through which we can contact them, I offered to give them my own they refused and instead demanded my wife’s phone and departed. when the incident happened, some soldiers led by one Col.Tanko came to the house within thirty minutes and we told them what happened.”
The Assistant Registrar also added that the matter had been reported the Divisional Police Officer in the council area.
Monday’s attack by gunmen at the Plateau Polytechnic’s Staff quarters was not the first.
It would be recalled that gunmen had in February this year attacked the staff quarters and kidnapped Kim Dido, a twelve-year-old son of the institution’s Chaplain, Reverend Andrew Dido.
He was later released within twenty-four hours by the gunmen after ransom was allegedly paid to
Champions League: Man United face huge rebuild after failure
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United legend was built on scoring the goal that won the Champions League, but, 20 years on, the Norwegian now concedes the United side he has inherited as a manager is not even fit to grace that competition.
The scale of the task now facing Solskjaer was laid bare by Sunday’s 1-1 draw at already-relegated Huddersfield, statistically, one of the worst sides ever to play in the Premier League, that ensured United cannot finish in the top four and must accept the consolation prize of a place in the Europa League.
“We are not in the Champions League but I think that is a true reflection. The table seldom lies at the end,” admitted Solskjaer as he came to terms with a run of two wins from 11 games that have sucked the enthusiasm from his first few months as a caretaker manager.
“When United needed their players to stand up and be counted, playing with intensity, taking responsibility individually, concentrating fully, fighting for the right to play in the Champions League, they froze,” wrote The Times.
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“The meek may inherit the earth but they also end up in the Europa League.”
Solskjaer was given the job on a permanent basis less than six weeks ago on the back of winning 14 of his first 17 games in charge.
Yet, the hastiness of the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and American owners the Glazier family to take the easy decision of appointing the former striker then, rather than waiting until the end of the season, may only extend the wait for United to get back on their feet.
A massive summer clear-out is now required, but years of mismanagement means United are in the unenvious position of trying to find buyers for players quite happy to sit on their highly lucrative contracts at Old Trafford and struggling to hold onto those stars they do want to keep.
David de Gea has just one year left on his contract, while Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have so far refused to extend their deals beyond 2020.
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“There is a chance you have seen the last of players,” said Solskjaer after Huddersfield claimed the first point since February.
Solskjaer insisted on Friday the lure of playing for the 20-time English champions is still enough to attract players, but the lack of Champions League football or a director of football to lead the recruitment will not make that task any easier.
“Nothing about this United team I like at all. They’re just awful. They’re a despondent group of people,” said former United captain Gary Neville on Sky Sports.
“It would be nice if the club got an experienced sporting director and recruit a team to help him.”
The pain of United’s predicament is only intensified by watching fiercest rivals Liverpool and Manchester City raise the bar to new heights in their tussle for the Premier League title.
Should City beat Leicester on Monday to retake top spot, they will move 29 points ahead of their city rivals with one game of the league campaign still to play.
Both City and Liverpool are reaping the rewards of long-term planning off the field put in place the right structures for the football to flourish.
By contrast, in the six years since Alex Ferguson retired having lifted United’s last Premier League title, the club have lurched through a series of quick fixes, appointed four different managers and never found the right solution.
The Red Devils have now missed out on the top four in four of the past six campaigns and the seismic gap between them and the contenders for the title is only getting bigger.
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