The Area Commander, Suleja Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Mr. Isa Rambo, has been kidnapped by gunmen around Kaduna.
A senior police officer told our correspondent that Rambo, who is an Assistant Commissioner of Police, was kidnapped on his way to Jos on 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.
The Abuja-Kaduna expressway has witnessed unprecedented kidnappings in recent times causing many to opt for trains rather than road transport.
When contacted, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said he was not aware.
Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the Government Technical Secondary School located at Maraban Kajuru community, Kajuru local government area of Kadun, was attacked by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, who abducted the school’s principal.
The development comes on the heels of the abduction of six female students of Engraver’s College, Kakau Daji village in Chikun local government area of the state, by suspected kidnappers.
A source from the state government reportedly disclosed that over 20 gunmen stormed the premises of the technical school around 12 midnight on Thursday, October 10, and proceeded to shoot sporadically into the air to scare teachers and students.