The abductors had flagged his vehicle down and shot sporadically into the air. They dragged the priest into the bush. The gunmen also took the mobile phones of all the occupants of the vehicle. However, Adorolo’s Mercedes car has been recovered and taken to the police station at Okpella where the matter was reported.
The officer in question is also said to have inquired about one of the former patrol officers on the route who he said was his friend but was told that he had been transferred to Maiduguri, Borno State.
The ACP and three members of his family were travelling in a Hilux van to his base when they ran into the gunmen who forced their vehicle to a halt.
He said the two men were travelling in a Golf car on Birnin Gwari–Kaduna Road when they were blocked by the gunmen who led them into the bush and had not been seen since then.
It was learnt that another police officer was also abducted with three of his colleagues while travelling in a Sharon bus to Birnin Gwari also on Wednesday.
It was learnt that one of the kidnapped officers had, during a stopover at a police post, identified himself as their colleague before proceeding on his journey.
The abductors were said to have swooped on the cleric at a bad spot on Okpella Road while on his way back from Igarra.