The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Musa Rabo, who was abducted by gunmen on the sunday, was saved.
Rabo had been rescued by a joint armed security force.
The Force Headquarters, Abuja, said that the joint operation of elite special forces in Abuja and the Kaduna and Niger Armed Police Forces saved the ACP from the jaws of the Kidnappers, while two of the kidnappers were captured.
A statement signed by the Spokesman of the Police Headquarters, Deputy Police Commissioner (DPC), Frank Mba, said that Rabo had been rescued from the jaws of the kidnappers late Sunday night.
Mba added, “This evening (Sunday) the officer was safely rescued by a combined team of police officers from Kaduna, Niger and Zone 7 Abuja Command Headquarters, supported by members of the elite Special Forces of the NPF.
“Two male suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.”
Mba stated that investigation into the incident was ongoing, adding, “The officer was travelling in his civil dress, with his private vehicle and without escort or any special security at the time of the incident.
“He was not targeted as a cop. It was purely an opportunistic crime, indiscriminately and maliciously targeted at citizens using that particular road. He was, perhaps, positionally unlucky at the time of the incident.”