NewsGunmen abduct police officer on anti-kidnap assignment

Gunmen abduct police officer on anti-kidnap assignment

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A mobile police officer assigned to Operation Farauta, a special task group tasked with combating kidnapping in Adamawa State, has been kidnapped by gunmen suspected of being bandits.

According to reports, the policeman, who is from Mubi, a major town in Adamawa’s northern region, was assigned to the Mayo-Belwa local government as part of attempts to combat kidnapping, which has become common in the area.

In Adamawa State, Operation Farauta is a collaborative squad of police, soldiers, and local hunters organized to combat escalating occurrences of kidnapping and armed robbery perpetrated mostly by a teenage gang known locally as the Shilla Boys.

It was gathered that gunmen who stormed Mayo-Belwa around 7pm on Sunday in a convoy of motorcycles were on the trail of a rich man in the area called Idi Bage, when they mistook the officer for their target.

A source said; “The man whom the gunmen were looking for owned a mansion beside the Mayo-Belwa to Jalingo highway and who is known to always dress immaculately.

“Luckily for him on that fateful day, he did not dress elegantly but had changed into a casual local dress.

“Unfortunately, the MOPOL who wore an expensive-looking flowing gown in celebration of Christmas was mistaken for the rich man.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa State, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the abduction to Daily Post.

Nguroje said; “Yes, it is true. The officer was swooped on and taken away while he was in a relaxed atmosphere with his friends.”

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