The Gombe State Police Command has disclosed that it received reports of 67 missing persons in nine months.
Confirming this in an exclusive interview with PUNCH on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer, ASP Mahid Abubakar, said the cases were reported across the 11 local government areas of the state.
Based on checks carried out by The PUNCH in August only about 65 persons were declared missing, with the present inquiry bringing the number to 67 in September.
According to Abubakar, the cases are from January to September 2023, adding that efforts were on to recover the victims.
“From January to date we have 67 cases of missing persons reported at the Headquarters,” he said.
Abubakar disclosed that although some of the missing persons have been found by their family members, the command under the state’s Commissioner of Police, Oqua Etim is still committed to securing residents.
“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.