A Divisional Police Officer, DPO, SP Nwapi Larrycarr Augustus, who was kidnapped in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State has regained his freedom.
The officer was abducted at a Hotel in the area on Thursday January 12, three days after he resumed as the DPO in Pankshin.
Spokesperson of the Plateau Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the development on Sunday, said the DPO was rescued and not released by his abductors.
“Following the gruesome kidnap of SP Nwapi Larrycarr Augustus on 11/01/2023 at about 1930hrs by unidentified gunmen to an unknown destination in Pankshin LGA, the Plateau State Police Command in collaboration with other security agencies and hunters in the area, swung into rescue mission and eventually unshackled and freed the officer from his captors,” the PPRO stated.
“The officer has been taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment and will soon be reunited with his family.
“In view of the ugly incident, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, psc(+) assures citizens of the state that the perpetrators will be fished out and arrested to face justice as the Command will leave no stone unturned in the fight against kidnapping in the State.”