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In Kaduna: Gunmen kidnap Assistant Commissioner of Police, demand N30M ransom

By on September 29, 2017

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In a developing report, the kidnappers had reportedly communicated with the ACP's relatives, demanding N30m ransom for their release.

Unidentified gunmen have abducted an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Adeniyi, and three of his family members in Kaduna.

According to multiple reports, Adeniyi, the Officer-in-Charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Zamfara State Police Command, was kidnapped by gunmen terrorising Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road, Kaduna State

The Punch reports that Adeniyi and his family were travelling back to Zamfara from Kaduna on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, when the gun-trotting men flagged down their Toyota Hilux.

The gang reportedly dragged them from the vehicle and whisked them away in another vehicle.

In a developing report, the kidnappers had reportedly communicated with the ACP's relatives, demanding N30m ransom for their release.

It was further reported that several police units, including the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Unit and Anti-Kidnapping unit, had been deployed to rescue the victims.

The ACP was returning to his duty post in Gusau, Zamfara State, on Wednesday with his family members when the gunmen struck along the Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road and whisked them away. He is the OC, SCIID of the state police command. Only the vehicle has been recovered.

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“Another police officer was abducted with three others while travelling in a bus to Birnin Gwari on Wednesday. A police patrol team got information that some travellers on the bus had been abducted, they chased the kidnappers, but I do not know whether the victims have been rescued or not," a source was quoted by the report.

The source was further quoted as saying, “The police have information on the abductors, but I can’t tell you much for now so as not to jeopardise rescue operation. They are criminals we dislodged from Niger State. They are demanding about N30m ransom, but I can assure you that we will rescue the ACP and his family safely."

The Kaduna and Zamfara states Police command are said to be jointly working together to apprehend the abductors and free the victims.

Source: pulse.ng

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