The Gombe state police command said at least 67 persons have been announced missing between the month of January to September 2023.
The Public Relations Officer, ASP Mahid Abubakar, confirmed this in an exclusive interview with Punchng on Saturday.
He said the cases were reported across the 11 Local Government Areas of the state.
According to Abubakar, the cases are from January 2023 to September.
“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.
He also stressed that the command under Commissioner Oqua Etim, is 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.
According to Punchng, 65 persons were declared missing in August only, with the present inquiry bringing the number to 67 in September.