A senior police officer with the Edo State Police Command has reportedly been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The gunmen reportedly broke into the Benin residence of the victim identified as ASP Clement Amoko in the early hours of Sunday March 7 and whisked him away in the presence of his wife and children.
Daily Trust reported that the abductors have already made contact with the family members to demand ransom.
The police have reportedly commenced an operation for the release of the officer. The state police spokesperson, DSP Princewill Osaigbovo, confirmed the incident, saying:
“The DPO of Ogida division just confirmed the incident, investigation is on the rescue the officer.”