The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Fugar Police Division, CSP Ibrahim Aliyu Ishaq, has been kidnapped around Ise River along old Auchi – Ekperi-Agenebode road in Edo State.
It was learnt that the kidnappers had contacted the family of the police officer for ransom payment.
CSP Ishaq, before his deployment some years ago, had served as DPO in Dakata Police Division in Kano State.
According to Vanguard, it was gathered that the police boss was travelling with his orderly, Friday evening, when they were attacked by the kidnappers.
A source close to the police said: “He was coming from Agenebode to Fugar and he passed through Ekperi Road and they were attacked. He was kidnapped but his orderly escaped and the kidnappers have made contact this morning and they are demanding N50million. The incident happened around 6.30 pm on Friday.”
As of the time of filing this report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Edo State was yet to respond to a text message sent to him.
But it was gathered that the Commissioner of Police, Philip Ogbadu. had ordered immediate deployment of men of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime unit, men of the Tactical and Srike teams of the state Police Command to move to the area to rescue the DPO unhurt.