Police rescues 9 kidnapped officers


The Nigeria Police have successfully rescued the nine Police Officers who earlier went missing on 8th November, 2020 between Kankara town and Sheme in Katsina State after the night commercial bus they were traveling in came under attack by heavily armed men.

The attackers all dressed in military camouflage, but suspected to be bandits, opened fire at the bus conveying passengers. The officers, all Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs), were on their way to Gusau in Zamfara State from Maiduguri at the time of the incident.

They were however taken hostage by the bandits who later demanded a 100 million naira ransom for the officers.

According to a statement signed by force spokesman Frank Mba, a covert operation to locate and rescue the officers commenced immediately they were discovered missing en-route to their destination. Thus, the apparent delay in commenting on the unfortunate incident was a deliberate decision aimed at protecting the integrity and confidentiality of the rescue operation and the safety of the officers.

The officers were however successfully rescued.  The statement said the total number of officers involved in the incident is nine (9) and not twelve (12) as  wrongly reported in some sections of the media.



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