Gunmen abduct senior police officer, demand N50m ransom

Area Commander, Suleja Area Command of Nigeria Police Force, Mr Isa Rambo, has been kidnapped by gunmen around Kaduna.

A senior police officer told our correspondent that Rambo, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, was kidnapped on his way to Jos Saturday evening.

The senior officer said, “He was kidnapped around Kaduna and was on his way to Jos along with his driver when they were attacked and whisked away. The kidnappers have made contact with us and are demanding a ransom of N50m.”

The victim is the second senior police officer to be abducted in the last three months.

In August, a Divisional Police Officer in Delta State identified as Okoro was abducted and released after a ransom of N3m was paid but the police denied the incident.

Abuja-Kaduna expressway has witnessed unprecedented kidnappings in recent times causing many to opt for trains rather than road transport.

When contacted, Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, said he was not aware.

 

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