Unknown Gunmen Kidnap 12 Policemen in Nigeria

Charles Nwoke, Maiduguri, Nigeria
November 17, 2020

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No fewer than 12 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) have been abducted by unidentified gunmen. The gallant officers were said to be on their way to Zamfara from Borno state when unknown gunmen whisked them away amidst sporadic shooting.

BBC Hausa reported that one of the kidnapped victims called his wife and asked her to raise ₦1million, stating that there would be a serious danger if she fails.

The woman was quoted saying “He called me on Wednesday and told me that he was in the hands of the kidnappers”.

“I can’t tell you I have any other information. We are in a state of frustration,” she added.

As of the time of filing this report, no official statement has been made by police over the Kidnap case.

Armed banditry, kidnapping, Fulani Militia, and insurgency attack for over a decade have been ravaging Borno, Zamfara, Kaduna, and many other states in Northern Nigeria, which have sacked thousands from their homes, lives and properties destroyed, famine and difficulties all over the region.

The high spate of insecurity in the region is alarming and calls for urgent attention to the safety of innocent people suffering from these nefarious and barbaric attacks from religious extremists.