Nasarawa DPO kidnapped by gunmen; N5m ransom demanded


CSP Haruna Adulmalik, a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, has been kidnapped by gunmen who are thought to be kidnappers.

On June 22, at about 9:30 p.m., the DPO in command of the Nasarawa Eggon Division was abducted while returning after overseeing the officers stationed there to provide protection.

According to reports, the kidnappers who ambushed the DPO's patrol hilux and abducted him raced into the DPO.

In a security meeting with all the local stakeholders a few days ago, the DPO expressed his desire to make sure farmers and herders enjoy a bountiful harvest this year.

According to The Nations, the kidnappers have gotten in touch with the DPO's family and asked for a N5 million ransom to free him.

A formal complaint has been made to the Commissioner of Police, according to Hon. Moses Anvah, the Overseer of Akun Development Area of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government, who confirmed the DPO's kidnapping.

The DPO ran into the kidnappers when he was coming from a patrol along Bakeno/Arikya road, the Deputy Chairman of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area, Engr Benjamin Kuze, informed The Nation.


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