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