Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have abducted Ismaïla Sago, police commissioner in charge of public security at Dabanga, a town in the far north of Cameroun.
According to Africapresse.com, security sources told Xinhua that Sago fell into an ambush laid by the group around 5p.m. last Monday.
He was said to be returning from Kousseri, a border town with the Chadian capital of N’Djamena, when the unfortunate incident occurred. Sago was reportedly in the company of two unidentified civilians at the time he was abducted.
There was no official confirmation of the attack but Boko Haram has carried out series of attacks in the northern Cameroun, forcing the government to proscribe the wearing of hijab in public places, in view of its widespread use in suicide bombing.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration could introduce the same measure to check lone-wolf suicide bombers.