Suspected bandits abducted 12 senior police officers who were travelling to Zamfara State from Borno State.
The incident occurred along the Katsina-Zamfara highway about two weeks ago, the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported yesterday.
Police spokesman Frank Mba did not respond to calls and messages to his cellphone to confirm the incident.
The officers, all Assistant Superintendents of Police, were on their way to carry out a special assignment, the report said.
It was gathered that the kidnappers have demanded N800, 000 for each of the victims.
The wife of one of the victims said her husband had called to inform her of the abduction.
The abducted officer had reportedly instructed his wife to sell his house to raise the money.
The woman said she knew the families of eight other abducted officers.
The Katsina State Police Command said it is investigating the abduction.
Its spokesman Gambo Isah told our correspondent: “The Commissioner of Police Sunusi Buba has already ordered a thorough investigation, to find out where it happened and when it happened if it actually happened. We are not yet very sure of the facts.”
The Zamfara State Police Command spokesman Muhammad Shehu said they had no report of any such abduction.