Police Rescue Abducted ASP in Zamfara

Zamfara State Police Commissioner, Agyole Abeh, said that an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Emmanuel Agene, serving in Gusau, the state capital, who was abducted while travelling with members of his family on Birnin-Gwari–Funtua Road last Wednesday, has been rescued in Kaduna State.
He said was to have been rescued by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence team and Anti-kidnapping Squad of the Kaduna command.
Abeh, who told reporters his office, said: “Immediately we received the news of the kidnap of the ACP and his family, we began a manhunt for the kidnappers, led by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Team and Anti-kidnapping Squad of the Kaduna command.
“I am happy to inform you that the police officer and others have been rescued. He is in a stable condition at a police facility, undergoing checkup.”
He said the abductors gave the officer an opportunity to speak with them, perhaps not knowing who he was, adding that being a senior police officer; he used a coded language that aided his rescue.
Abeh said: “Immediately, we mounted air surveillance at a low level, following the coded information he gave as to the location and we secured their release.”
He said the kidnappers had not been arrested, but assured people that they would be nabbed.
The police boss said effort was on to track the officer’s phone in possession of the kidnappers.
Agene and three members of his family were reportedly travelling in a Hi-lux van when they ran into hoodlums, who forced their vehicle to stop and whisked them away in another vehicle.
He is of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Zamfara State, travelling to Niger State on permission for an assignment.

Author: News Editor

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