Persons suspected to be gunmen have kidnapped a police officer in Toro Local Government Area, LGA, of Bauchi State.
The incident is coming a few hours after security agencies secured the release of 33 kidnap victims in Alkaleri LGA of the state.
The entire Toro town in Bauchi was thrown into pandemonium when it was invaded by gunmen on Friday night.
It was gathered that the hoodlums fired sporadic gunshots, scaring residents before abducting a serving police officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP.
The activities of kidnappers has affected economic activities in Toro LGA as residents are afraid of going about their businesses for fear of being kidnapped.
AIsmail Haruna Dabo, the member representing Toro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, condemned the incident and called for calm.
He described the incident as unfortunate and regrettable considering the current economic situation in the country and assured the people of his continued legislative interventions to bring an end to the menace.
The Bauchi State Police Command was yet to react to the incident as of the time of filing this report.