Days after Police cleared 147 illegal inmates in Kaduna, unknown gunmen have abducted an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Nigeria in Kaduna state.

This was revealed by a top police source according to Punch Newspaper.

The police boss identified as Isa Rambo works as a police area commander at the Suleja Area Command in Niger State


According to reports, he and his driver were said to have been abducted on their way to Jos on Saturday evening.

The kidnappers have demanded N50 million ransom, the police source told Punch.

The police are yet to confirm the kidnap.

The federal police spokesperson, Frank Mba, also did not respond to calls and text messages sent by this reporter. Mr Mba had earlier told Punch he was not aware of the kidnap.

Kidnapping for ransom has become rampant in Kaduna and many parts of Nigeria.

Victims have mainly been civilians but have included soldiers, police officers and members of other paramilitary agencies including the FRSC and NSCDC.