Kidnap plot report alarms residents in west coast PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:35

Amid a reported kidnap threat on school principals, teachers and well-to-do families in the west coast, the police and barangay officials have joined hands in adopting security measures to thwart any kidnapping attempt.

Earlier, residents and officials of the different schools in District 1 have expressed apprehension on a reported kidnap plot by an unidentified group. They sought the help of the police under City Police Director Edwin de Ocampo and other law enforcement agencies to adopt security measures for their protection

The different police stations under District 1 have coordinated with the different barangays in mapping out plans to secure residents against kidnapping plots.
A barangay chairman who requested anonymity said that since they received the report, he immediately met with his intelligence network and Barangay Tanod and immediately directed them to conduct surveillance and monitor the movement of suspicious persons in their areas.

They even listed the plate number of vehicles that are coming in and out of their barangay for investigation record purpose since reports appeared that the kidnappers are using carnapped vehicles in their operation.

Ayala Police Station 9 chief Supt. Haddo Edding has directed his men to conduct daily mobile patrol and police visibility.

Recently, classes at the Patalon Elementary School was disrupted because of a report that armed men were planning to kidnap a teacher and a student.

As a result, some of the parents of the students went to the school and took their children home. — Noning R. Antonio