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Terrorists kidnap DPO in Kaduna

By Saxone Akhaine (Kaduna) and Joseph Wantu (Makurdi)
28 June 2022   |   2:42 am
The DPO, who was recently posted to the area, was reported to be on his way to Birnin-Gwari to report at his duty post‎ when he was abducted.

Nigeria police station. Photo/ AFP

Police arrest officer for culpable homicide in Benue

Terrorists have kidnapped a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State.

The Guardian learnt that the incident occurred, yesterday, along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway.

The DPO, who was recently posted to the area, was reported to be on his way to Birnin-Gwari to report at his duty post‎ when he was abducted.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mohammed Jalige, said he would inquire and revert.
MEANWHILE, Benue State Police Command has arrested Sgt. James Aondona, in connection with a case of culpable homicide in Katsina-Ala Local Council of the state.

This is contained in a statement made available to The Guardian, yesterday, signed by the command’s spokesperson, SP Catherine Anene, in Makurdi.

According to Anene, preliminary investigation revealed that on June 26 about 1230hrs, Aondona was properly briefed on his schedule of duty and posted to an observation point at Ngibo in Katsina-Ala.

He decided to engage in an altercation with one Aondohemba Terkula, which claimed the latter’s life.

“The lifeless body has been deposited at the General Hospital in Katsina-Ala.

“The Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, condemned the unprofessional conduct of the officer-involved and ordered that further investigation be carried out,” Anene said.

She further stated that Abass assured Benue citizens and residents that justice would be served, stressing that disciplinary procedure had already commenced on the suspect for onward prosecution.

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