BREAKING: Police Officer Kidnapped in Bauchi by Gunmen

Hours after security agencies rescued 33 kidnapped victims in Alkaleri Local Government Area, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers struck again in Toro LGA of Bauchi State and kidnapped a serving police officer.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Toro town, the headquarters of Toro Local Government, was thrown into confusion on Friday night when the yet-to-be-identified gunmen stormed the area, shooting randomly.

Residents ran helter-skelter for safety as the gunmen scared them away in order to hit their target.

An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said the gunmen, in the process, kidnapped a serving Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

The eyewitness narrated that the gunmen arrived in the town at about 9 pm in their numbers, well armed with sophisticated arms which they shot in the air to create pandemonium among the residents.

This publication learnt that recurrent incidents of kidnappings for ransom in Toro Local Government have affected the economic activities of the area in recent times as people are afraid of going to do business in the area for fear of being kidnapped.

Reacting to the incident, the Member representing Toro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ismail Haruna Dabo, condemned the development and called for calm.

He described the incident as unfortunate and assured the people of continued legislative interventions to end the trend.

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