Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Ahijo Mujeli, the divisional police officer (DPO) in charge of Mubi north, Adamawa State.
Mujeli’s abduction was confirmed by Suleiman Yahaya, spokesperson of the Adamawa State police command.
Yahaya stated that the DPO was abducted along Mubi-Maraba road on Tuesday night.
“He was driving in his personal car around 6.30 p.m., along Mubi-Maraba road near the toll-gate when he was abducted,” he said.
“There was the sound of shooting around the area, when our men arrived, they met an empty car identified as his.”
According to the State Police spokesperson, the anti-kidnapping unit and intelligence response team (IRT) of the inspector general of police are already on the hunt for the kidnappers.
“We are hoping of a positive result and I want to use this opportunity to advise members of the public with relevant security information on criminals to avail the command same for necessary action,” Yahaya said.