The Inspector General of Police,
Margaret Emefiele was kidnapped on Thursday, September 29, 2016, along the Benin-Agbor road.
According to Punch, sniffer dogs and policemen have also been deployed around the surrounding areas to chase the abductors.
A senior police officer whospoke under anonymity said “We received information on Thursday that the CBN governor’s wife was abducted alongside three women and a male driver. They were on their way to Agbor, Delta State, where she hails from.
“We have deployed policemen, helicopters and sniffer dogs and we will arrest the suspects very soon.”
The abductors of the CBN Governor’s wife have also demanded for a ransom of N1.5bto release her, reports say.
A police source also said the kidnappers did not know the identity of their captive when they carried out the operation.
Another source added that “We actually wanted to keep the incident under wraps until the woman has been rescued, because the exposure of the victim’s identity may complicate the case; this is our fear.”
The leader of IG’s Special Intelligence Monitoring Team is Abba Kyari, the officer who nabbed the abductors of ex-Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s mother, Prof. Kamene Okonjo, in 2012.
According to reports, the four policemen assigned to Mrs. Emefiele ran for their lives when they met with superior fire power.