Kidnapped police officer, others rescued
An Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Emmanuel Agene, serving in Gusau, Zamfara State, who was abducted while traveling with members of his family along the Birnin-Gwari–Funtua road on Friday, September 27, 2017, has been rescued.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Agyole Abeh, made the disclosure of the rescue yesterday while briefing newsmen in his office.
According to him, “immediately we received the news of the kidnap of the ACP and his family members, the manhunt for the abductors was immediately activated by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) intelligence team and the anti-kidnappers squad of Kaduna command.
“I am happy to inform you that the police officer and others have been rescued and the officer is in a stable condition at a police facility undergoing check up”.
He explained that the kidnappers gave the officer an opportunity to speak with them perhaps not knowing who he was, and being a senior police officer, he used a coded language that aided his rescue.
“Immediately, we mounted steady air surveillance at a low-level following the coded information he gave as to the location, and we successfully secured their release,” the Kaduna police boss said.
He, however, said no arrest has been made as at the time of the briefing, but assured citizens the police will not leave any stone unturned towards ensuring the apprehension of the abductors.
It would be recalled that the police officer and three members of his family were travelling in a Hilux van when they ran into the armed bandits, who forced their vehicle to stop and whisked them away in another vehicle.
ACP Agene is of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Zamfara State, who was travelling to Niger State on permission for an assignment.
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