Suspected gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 10 Nasarawa State Police officers who were on their way from election duty in Osun.
According to a source who spoke to The Guardian, the officers were abducted at Obajana, in Kogi, on Sunday, July 17, 2022.
The source said, “On July 17, 2022, about 11:05 a.m., information was received from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Obajana that gunshots were heard along New By-Pass Road, close to Trailer Park, PTI Obajana. The DPO immediately mobilised patrol teams to the scene, where they met one white 18-seater passenger bus with registration number: GWA 295 YR, driven by one Usman Abdullah with six occupants.
“The seven persons identified themselves as officers from Nasarawa State Police Command returning from the Osun governorship election. They narrated that their vehicle developed a mechanical fault, and while trying to fix the vehicle, armed men emerged from the bush and kidnapped 10 officers.”
Meanwhile, an anti-kidnapping squad had reportedly been deployed to the area to track the criminals.