Gunmen have kidnapped a mobile police officer attached to Operation Farauta, a special task force working to curb kidnapping in Adamawa State.
The policeman who is a resident of Mubi, was deployed to Mayo-Belwa local government to be part of anti-kidnapping efforts which has become rampant around Mayo-Belwa.
However, the abduction of the officer is said to be possibly a case of mistaken identity.
The gunmen, who were said to have stormed Mayo-Belwa around 7:00pm on Sunday in a convoy of motorcycles were on the trail of a rich man in the area called Idi Bage.
According to a source, “The man whom the gunmen were looking for owned a mansion beside the Mayo-Belwa to Jalingo highway and who is known to always dress immaculately.
“Luckily for him on that fateful day, he did not dress elegantly but had changed into a casual local dress.
“Unfortunately, the MOPOL who wore an expensive-looking flowing gown in celebration of Christmas was mistaken for the rich man.”
Confirming the incident in a telephone conversation with DAILY POST on Monday afternoon, the Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa State, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said, “Yes, it is true. The officer was swooped on and taken away while he was in a relaxed atmosphere with his friends.”