Unknown gunmen have abducted 12 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) on their way to Zamfara from Borno state, the BBC reports
The police officers were said to be on their way to Zamfara to conduct a special operation when they were abducted by the gunmen.
According to BBC, the incident occurred 12 days ago, but only came to light on Tuesday.
A wife of one of the abducted police officers was quoted to have said she did not hear from her husband for three days, so she went to a police barracks in Borno where she learnt that her husband had been abducted.
She also said she got a phone call from her husband who asked her to raise the ransom by selling their home.
“He called me on Wednesday and told me that he was in the hands of the kidnappers,” she said.
She said her husband told her that if she could not raise at least N1 million, “there will be trouble.”
According to her, a police officer later called her to request that she gets N800,000 for the release of her husband.
“I can’t tell you I have any other information. We are in a state of frustration,” she was quoted to have said.
The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mbah is yet to comment on the incident.