Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a senior police officer with the Edo State police command.
It was reported that the gunmen broke into the residence of the officer identified as ASP Clement Amoko in Benin in the early hours of Sunday and whisked him away.
He was said to have been taken away in the presence of his wife and children.
According to Daily Trust, the abductors have contacted the family and demanded ransom.
However, the amount was not disclosed.
The police have reportedly commenced an operation for the release of the officer.
DSP Princewill Osaigbovo, the police command confirmed the incident.
“The DPO of Ogida division just confirmed the incident, investigation is on the rescue the officer,” he was quoted to have said.