Assistant Commissioner of Police, Musa Rabo rescued from kidnappers

An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Musa Rabo, who was kidnapped by gunmen at the weekend, has been rescued.

WITHIN NIGERIA reported how the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Musa Rabo, who works as a police area commander at the Suleja Area Command in Niger State, was kidnapped alongside his driver on their way to Jos on Saturday evening.

While the kidnappers made contact with the relatives of the victim demanding N50 million ransom, the police said the victim was rescued by its officers.

Rabo was rescued by a combined armed security forces.

The Force Headquarters, Abuja, said that a joint operation of members of the elite special forces in Abuja and armed Police squad from Kaduna and Niger States rescued the ACP from the hands of the Kidnappers while two of the kidnappers have been arrested.

A statement signed by the Spokesman of the Force Police Headquarters, Deputy Police Commissioner, (DPC), Frank Mba, said that Rabo was rescued unhurt from the hands of the kidnappers late Sunday night.

Mba explained, “The officer was successfully rescued this evening (Sunday) by a combined team of Police operatives from Kaduna, Niger and Zone 7 Command Headquarters Abuja, backed-up by members of the elite Special Forces of the NPF.

“Two male suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.”

Mba stated that investigation into the incident was ongoing, adding, “The officer was travelling in his civil dress, with his private vehicle and without escort or any special security at the time of the incident.

“He was not targeted as a cop. It was purely an opportunistic crime, indiscriminately and maliciously targeted at citizens using that particular road. He was, perhaps, positionally unlucky at the time of the incident.”

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