Bandits have reportedly kidnapped ten policemen of the Nasarawa State Command in Kogi while returning from Osun State guber election duties.
A police source said, “The officers were kidnapped at Obajana, Kogi State, on Sunday, July 17, while returning from election duty.
“On July 17, at about 11:05am, information received from Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Obajana showed that gunshots were heard along New Bypass Road, close to Trailer Park-PTI Obajana.
“The DPO immediately mobilised patrol teams to the scene, where they met one white Baw 18 seater passenger bus with registration No. GWA 295 YR, driven by one Usman Abdullahi, ‘m’, with six occupants.
“The seven persons left identified themselves as police officers from Nasarawa State Police Command returning from just concluded Osun governorship election.”
Adadainfo learned that the vehicle conveying the policemen developed a mechanical fault, which led them to drop out of their convoy and while trying to fix the vehicle, armed men suddenly emerged from the bush and forcefully kidnapped ten officers.
A senior police officer, on condition of anonymity, said, “Anti-kidnapping teams have been deployed to the area, currently tracking the bandits for possible rescue of the officers.
“Meanwhile, the remaining contingent were accommodated at the command headquarters.”
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for Nasarawa State Command, DSP Rainham Nansel, is yet to respond to text messages and calls sent through his telephone number at press time.