A senior police officer with the Edo State Police Command, identified as Clement Amoko, was on Sunday kidnapped by gunmen in his residence in Benin, Edo State.
Spokesperson of the Edo State Police Command, Princewill Osaigbovo, confirmed the incident to newsmen.
It was learnt that the gunmen broke into the residence of the victim in the early hours of Sunday and took him away in the presence of his wife and children.
A family member said the abductors have already made contact with them, demanding ransom.
He did not specify the amount involved.
The police spokesperson said the command has commenced an operation to rescue the officer.