Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a senior police officer identified as Abdulmumini Yusuf on Tuesday night at Ogidi community in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Abdulmumini also known as “Emirate No1” in the area is an Assistant Superintendent of Police serving at the area command in Ilorin, it was gathered.
According to sources, the incident occurred on Tuesday night while he was about to enter his house in Ogidi after the close of work.
We heard from sources in Ilorin on Wednesday that the Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, has since visited the community following the incident.
“We also noticed that there was a heavy patrol of police officers around the community as a result of the presence of the Commissioner of Police,” the source said.
A local in the area, Jamiu Abdulganiy, said the development has thrown the community into fear and apprehension that a police officer can be brazenly kidnapped.
Speaking on the incident, the Kwara State Secretary of the community policing advisory committee, Shola Muse, said the development highlight the growing insecurity in the state adding that the situation is getting worse.
He called on the security agencies to improve the situation
The Kwara CP, Paul Odama, confirmed the incident adding that the state Police Command had stepped up an investigation and had spread its dragnet to rescue the officer as well as apprehend the perpetrators.
“Yes, it’s true, but we are still on it,” Kwara CP said.