Gunmen have kidnapped the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Nasarawa Eggon local government area of Nasarawa State CSP Haruna Adulmalik.
He was kidnapped around 9:30pm on Wednesday along Nasarawa Eggon/Arikya road while on patrol.
Our correspondent gathered Abdulmalik was on patrol when he ran into the kidnappers who ambushed his patrol hilux and whisked him away.
The DPO few days ago held a security meeting in the area with all the stakeholders where he expressed determination to ensure farmers/herders have a bumper harvest this season.
When contacted, Nasarawa Commissioner of Police Adesina Soyemi directed The Nation to talk to PPRO of the Command.
But several calls and text messages to the PPRO ASP Ramhan Nansel were not returned or picked.
The Overseer of Akun Development area of Nasarawa Eggon local government, Hon Moses Anvah, confirmed abduction of the DPO, noting his development area has made a formal complaint to the Commissioner of Police.
Deputy Chairman of Nasarawa Eggon local government area, Engr Benjamin Kuze, told The Nation the DPO was returning from a patrol around Bakeno/Arikya road when he ran into the kidnappers.
It was gathered the family of the kidnapped Nasarawa DPO have been contacted by the gunmen who have made a demand of N5m ransom.