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Kidnapped Assistant Commissioner Of Police Released, Suspects Arrested

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An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Isa Rambo, who was kidnapped in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, by unknown gunmen, has regained his freedom.

Naija News had reported earlier that Rambo, who is the commander of the Suleja area command of the Nigeria Police Force, was kidnapped on his way to Jos, Plateau state capital.

A report monitored on PUNCH newspaper by Naija News quoted a source as saying that the senior police officer was abducted on Saturday evening.

Giving an update on Rambo’s kidnap on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, the police said a combined team of Police operatives from Kaduna, Niger and Zone 7 Command Headquarters Abuja, backed-up by members of the elite Special Forces of the NPF successfully rescued the officer on Sunday.

According to a  statement by the police, two male suspects have also been arrested in connection with the incident.

The statement reads as thus: “ABDUCTED ACP RESCUED UNHURT. TWO MALE SUSPECTS ARRESTED.

“Musa Rabo abducted over the weekend was today 20th October 2019 rescued unhurt.

“The officer was successfully rescued this evening by a combined team of Police operatives from Kaduna, Niger and Zone 7 Command Headquarters Abuja, backed-up by members of the elite Special Forces of the NPF.

“Two male suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

“The officer was travelling in his civil dress, with his private vehicle and without escort or any special security at the time of the incident.

“He was not targeted as a cop. It was purely an opportunistic crime, indiscriminately and maliciously targeted at citizens using that particular road. He was, perhaps, positionally unlucky at the time of the incident,” the statement added.



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