- Aliyu Amos, the DPO of Sarki Pawa divisional headquarters in Niger state, was earlier kidnapped by unknown gunmen
- Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general, said the state commissioner of police, would be held liable for any officer that is just picked up like a fowl
- Amos was, however, rescued by police special forces on Thursday, October 19
Aliyu Amos, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Sarki Pawa divisional headquarters in Niger state, who was kidnapped earlier this week has been rescued.
Jimoh Moshood, the police spokesperson, said Amos was rescued by the police special forces on Thursday night, October 19.
According to a statement obtained by NAIJ.com, Moshood said the special forces also helped four others regain freedom from the kidnappers, but their identities were not immediately made available.
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The spokesperson also said some suspected kidnappers were apprehended during the rescue operation, and they’ll be arraigned upon completion of preliminary investigation.
Amos’ rescue came a day after Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general, decried incessant abduction of police officers as “annoying” and “embarrassing.''
Idris said police officers must recognise the perils in their job and adjust their security priorities accordingly.
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''Our officers have to be concerned about their personal safety first because this issue is becoming an embarrassment.
''Commissioners would also be held liable for any policeman that is just picked up like a fowl or anything, it is very annoying,’’ he said at a meeting with state commissioners in Abuja Wednesday, October 18.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that
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