Yola – Unknown gunmen have abducted a member of the Anti-Kidnap Unit of the Nigeria Police Force in Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The abduction occurred on Christmas day, the police authorities in Yola, confirmed to the Punch.
The policeman is attached to Operation Farauta which is a joint team comprising of police, soldiers and local hunters formed in the State.
A community Sources claimed the mobile policeman attached to the anti-kidnap unit, may have been, kidnapped in error, after the gunmen mistook him, for their target – a rich man in the Tike area of the council.
The policeman in question had been deployed to Mayo-Belwa on special duties, before the unfortunate incident.
The gunmen had stormed the area at about 7:00 pm in a convoy of motorcycles, on the prowl of one Idi Babe, as gathered by Punch.
The source explained that “The man whom the gunmen were looking for owned a mansion beside the Mayo Belwa-Jalingo highway.
“Bage was a man known for sartorial splendour as he always dressed immaculately.
“Luckily for him on that fateful day, he did not dress elegantly as he is used to.
“Unfortunately, the MOPOL who wore expensive looking flowing gown in celebration of Christmas was mistaken for the rich man.”
Spokesman of the
Adamawa State Police Command , DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, who confirmed the abduction of the policeman, said the force, is doing everything possible to rescue him.
Today Post also reported that a leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN), Godwin Nnamdi has been arrested by troops of 82 division of the Nigerian Army in Enugu.
This was stated by Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in Enugu on Sunday that the troops of Operation Golden Dawn arrested Nnamdi on Christmas Day.