Osinbajo Summons Police Boss Over Kidnapped Germans

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo

By Victor Ernest with agency report

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the kidnap of two German archaeologists, Prof. Peter Breunig and Johannes Behringer, in Kadarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The IG was said to have briefed the acting President on efforts so far made by police to rescue the victims unhurt and apprehend the kidnappers.

Police go after abductors

The police had since dispatched a team of Special Police Forces and Police Investigators to work in synergy with the police command in Kaduna State and indigenes of towns and surrounding villages where the archaeologists were kidnapped.

The Special Police Force comprise of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU), the Anti Kidnapping Unit, the Counter Terrorism Unit, the Police Mobile Force and Police Surveillance Helicopters.

The Special Investigation Team on Kidnapping and Terrorism Cases under the Command of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Operations, is also participating in the rescue operation.

The kidnapped archaeologists, working in collaboration with National Commission for Museum and Monument on the relics of NOK Culture in Nigeria, were kidnapped on Wednesday morning at an excavation site in Kadarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Two members of the local community in company of the Germans were killed during the kidnap attack.

Abductors Demand N60m Ransom

Meanwhile, the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of  N60 million for the two Germans.

According to sources close to the associates of the two Germans, the abductors called the line of the camp supervisor around 11.00 am and demanded  N30 million ransom for each of the two Germans.

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