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Gunmen abduct DPO in Edo

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, Ibrahim Aliyu lshaq, has been reportedly abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

He was said to have been abducted around Ise river along the old Auchi-Ekperi-Agenebode Road.

It was gathered that the DPO was driving his private car when he was intercepted on Friday evening by the gunmen, who shot sporadically into the air and forced his vehicle to stop before he was seized ‎and taken into the bush.

His abductors had reached out to his family with a demand of N50 million as ransom, sources claimed.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of police, Philip Ogbadu, it was further gathered, had ordered men of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime unit, men of the Tactical and Strike teams of the state police command to move to the area to rescue the DPO unhurt.

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