Senior police officer kidnapped by gunmen in Edo, family asked to pay ransom

Senior police officer kidnapped by gunmen in Edo, family asked to pay ransom

- A Nigerian police officer has fallen victim as gunmen kidnapped him in Benin

- In fact, the officer was reportedly abducted in the presence of his family members

- Meanwhile, an investigation has commenced on the case according to the Edo police command

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It is now a case of the hunter becoming the hunted in Nigeria as a senior officer with the Edo police command was kidnapped by gunmen who broke into his apartment in Benin, capital of the state.

According to Daily Trust, the latest victim, identified as ASP Clement Amoko, was reportedly taken away in the presence of his wife and children.

Going further, the news outlet added that the kidnappers have already made contact with the family members to demand ransom.

Senior police officer kidnapped by gunmen in Edo state capital
ASP Clement Amoko, a senior police officer with the Edo State Police Command has been kidnapped. Photo: PoliceNG
Source: Twitter

The kidnap of the officer has been confirmed by the police. State police public relations officer, DSP Princewill Osaigbovo, was quoted to have said:

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“The DPO of Ogida division just confirmed the incident, investigation is on to rescue the officer.”

In another report, unknown gunmen attacked the staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Kaduna Airport.

The criminals who struck in the wee hours of Saturday, March 6, whisked away some staff members and their families.

According to locals near the airport, the gunmen were wielding dangerous weapons.

Similarly, reported that the home town of Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, the minister of police affairs, in the Bodinga local government area of Sokoto, was severely attacked by some gunmen on Thursday, March 4.

The criminals reportedly abducted the daughter-in-law and wife of the chief Imam from the raided community.

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Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.


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