There was a gun battle between the Police and kidnappers on Tuesday in Abuja.
Inspector Ambi John was hit by a bullet while he and other operatives were repelling the assailants.
John, who was leading one of the teams, was rushed to hospital for medical attention, according to PRNigeria.
A joint team from the FCT Command and Operation Puff Adder engaged the hoodlums.
The officers responded to distress calls for intervention along the Dankusa, Angwan-Zegele-Zuba axis.
The police are combing the area and patrolling surrounding communities.
Kidnap incidences in the nation’s capital have surged in recent months.