The Nigeria Police Force said it have rescued one its men, Musa Rabo, the Assistant Commissioner of Police who was abducted on Saturday by men suspected to be kidnappers along Barde-Jos road.
In a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba on Sunday, it said two men were also arrested in connection with the incident in an operation that was conducted by members of the Special forces of the Police.
“Musa Rabo abducted over the weekend was today 20th October 2019 rescued unhurt. The officer was successfully rescued this evening 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. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
“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!” Mba said.
Rabo is the Suleja Area Commander in Niger state. The abductors were said to have demanded for N50m ransom.