The Police Force Headquarters has revealed that a divisional police officer who was kidnapped in Niger State earlier this week has been rescued.
The police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said Aliyu Amos, a superintendent of police and DPO of Sarki Pawa Divisional Headquarters in Niger State, was rescued by police special forces at about 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
Moshood said the special forces also rescued four others from the kidnappers, but their identities were not immediately made available.
The spokesperson also said some suspected kidnappers were apprehended during the rescue operation, and they’ll be arraigned upon completion of preliminary investigation.
Amos’ rescue came a day after Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris decried incessant abduction of police officers as “annoying” and “embarrassing,”
The police chief said police officers must recognise the perils in their job and adjust their security priorities accordingly.
Late last month, Emmanuel Adeniyi, Zamfara State Assistant Commissioner of Police, was kidnapped alongside his orderly and family members in Kaduna State.
They were said to be on their way to Kwara State when the kidnappers struck.