December 27, (THEWILL) – An operative of the Anti-Kidnap Unit of the Nigeria Police Force has been abducted by gunmen in the Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area of Adamawa state.
The victim, a mobile policeman attached to Operation Farauta, was kidnapped on Christmas day.
Operation Farauta is a joint team comprising of police, soldiers and local hunters formed in Adamawa state to contain the rising spate of kidnapping, activities of the dreaded shilla boys and other violent crimes.
Sources from the community claimed the mobile policeman attached to the anti-kidnap unit may have been kidnapped in error, after the gunmen mistook him for their target, a rich man in the Tike area of the council.
The gunmen had stormed the area at about 7:00 pm in a convoy of motorcycles, on the prowl of one Idi Bage.
The source who who wanted anonymity said that “The man whom the gunmen were looking for owned a mansion beside the Mayo Belwa-Jalingo highway.”
“Bage was a man known for sartorial splendour as he always dressed immaculately. Luckily for him on that fateful day, he did not dress elegantly as he is used to. Unfortunately, the MOPOL who wore expensive looking flowing gown in celebration of Christmas was mistaken for the rich man,” the source said.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident, said the force is doing everything possible to rescue him and arrest the suspects.