Gunmen abduct Police Divisional Crime Officer

Gunmen have invaded Mbala Divisional Police Headquarters in Isuochi Community, Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, and abducted a Deputy Superintendent of Police, simply identified as Dickson

Penpushing reports that, the victim who was the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), an indigene of Enugu State, who has few years to retire from service was reported to have been kidnapped by the gunmen on Thursday

The sources said police operatives had a shootout with the gunmen, but were unable to stop the abduction of the .officer, a development said to have caused fears among police officers in the council area and Isuikwuato Local Government Area, a neighbouring council area.

Penpushing further reports that, Abia State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, when contacted on Sunday confirmed the abduction of the officer, describing the attack as unfortunate and worrisome.

The police spokesman  said the authorities as at the time of filing this report  have begun an operation to track down the abductors and secure the officer’s freedom, stressing that frantic efforts have started towards his release,.

Penpushing also reports that, speculations have it as at the time of this report that, family of the abducted police officer has been contacted and has reportedly paid an undisclosed amount of money as ransom to the abductors, but three days after he is yet to regain freedom

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