The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Fugar Division in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, Ibrahim Ishaq has been reported kidnapped by gunmen near Ise River, along Auchi–Ekperi-Agenebode road.
According to reports, Ishaq was travelling with his orderly in the evening of Friday, November 26, when they were attacked by the kidnappers.
A source said the kidnappers are demanding N50 million ransom for his release.
“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 N50m. The incident happened around 6;30 pm on Friday.”the source said
The state police command is yet to comment on this development.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Philip Ogbadu has ordered immediate deployment of men of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit, as well as those of the Tactical and Strike Teams of the state Police Command to move to the area to rescue the DPO.
Reportedly, vigilante groups have joined the rescue efforts.