Security Operatives Arrest Suspected Kidnappers In Abuja

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Joint security operatives comprising Special Forces of Guards Brigade, the Nigeria Police Force and DSS hunters have arrested four suspected bandits accused of kidnapping activities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The suspects include a 25-year-old Yahaya Abubakar, a resident of Mpape; Mohammed Mohamed, 32 who resides at Zuba and an ex-convict; Umar Aliyu, 20 and another convict, a 32-year-old Nura Abdullahi both who live at Kubwa and Zuba hills.

FCT Police spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh who confirmed the arrests said the operation a shootout ensued between the bandits and the security operatives, forcing the suspected criminals to scamper to safety and abandoned their victims who were later rescued.

SP Adeh said, “The operatives of the FCT Police command, in synergy with the special forces of Guards Brigade and DSS hunters, in a continued effort against criminality in FCT, on May 7, 2024, at about 10:00 am, acting on credible intelligence, stormed some identified kidnappers camps at Gidan Dogo and Kweti Forest, Kaduna State, bordering FCT, trailed and arrested the suspects.

“The suspects freely confessed to being members of a notorious bandit syndicate with the name ‘Mai One Million’, responsible for a series of kidnappings and other heinous crimes in FCT and its environs.

“The coordinated operation, occasioned a shootout between the bandits and the security operatives, forcing them to scamper to safety and victims rescued. The illegally erected structures by the kidnappers in all the patrolled camps, were all decimated.”

While the rescued victims have since been reunited with their families and loved ones, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh lauded the effort of the security operatives in the fight against criminality in the nation’s capital city.

He further reiterates the command’s unflinching commitment to ensuring the security and safety of the residents of FCT.

He therefore urged the residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines in reporting suspicious activities through 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, and 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.

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