Police rescue nine officers kidnapped by gunmen rescued

Police rescue nine officers kidnapped by gunmen rescued

- The kidnapped police officers have been rescued

- According to the police, only nine officers were kidnapped and not 12

- Recall that the officers were kidnapped between Kankara town and Sheme in Katsina state

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In what will gladden the heart of many Nigerian, the Nigeria police force has announced the rescue of the nine officers kidnapped in Katsina.

The officers were on their way to Gusau in Zamfara from Maiduguri when they were kidnapped between Kankara town and Sheme in Katsina state

According to Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, nine officers were abducted and not 12 as was earlier reported.

He said:

“The officers, all Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs), were on their way to Gusau in Zamfara State from Maiduguri at the time of the incident. Two of the officers are currently receiving medical attention in a hospital, while the remaining seven are being debriefed."
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In a related development, suspected bandits who kidnapped six senior police officers, Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) in Katsina state are demanding N100m ransom for their release.

The abducted ASPs were among the nine who were just promoted to their current rank. The officers were attached to the Mobile Police Squadron 6, Maiduguri, Borno state.

The police officers were recently demobilised from the riot unit and eight of them were on their way to the Zamfara state police command on a transfer when they were ambushed in the Dogondaji area of Katsina state and taken into the forest.

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Also recall that Legit.ng had reported that the chairman of Esan Central local government area of Edo state, Waziri Edokpa has been reportedly kidnapped.

Edokpa, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, was abducted along the Benin-Abuja Highway early hours on Friday, November 20.

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Shortly after the local government chairman was kidnapped, passengers of a popular Benin-based transport company travelling to Abuja were also abducted by gunmen. The bus driver was reportedly killed.

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Source: Legit

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