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Gunmen Who Kidnapped ACP & His Family Demand N30m

As we reported yesterday, gunmen terrorising Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road, Kaduna State, abducted an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Adeniyi, and three of his family members.

APC Adeniyi is the Officer-in-Charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Zamfara State Police Command.

He and his family were travelling back to Zamfara from Kaduna on Wednesday when the gun-trotting men flagged down their Toyota Hilux.

The gang reportedly dragged them from the vehicle and whisked them away in another vehicle.

The identities of the family members had yet to be ascertained.

According to Punvh, the kidnappers had communicated with their relatives, demanding N30m ransom for their release.

Apart from the ACP and his family, it was learnt that a police officer and three others on a bus were abducted the same day on the road.

Police units, including Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Unit and Anti-Kidnapping unit, had been deployed to rescue the victims.

A source said the Toyota Hilux had been recovered by police, adding that the kidnappers were criminals dislodged from Niger State.

A police source told Punch that the kidnappers of the ACP and his family had demanded a ransom. He the Force had got some leads on the abductors, noting that the victims would soon be freed.