June 9, 2024

Insecurity: Police, Army, DSS storm bandits hideouts in FCT, Kaduna


DSS operatives

…. Arrest Criminals, Rescue Kidnap Victims

By Kingsley Omonobi

Operatives of the FCT Police command, in synergy with the Special Forces of Guards Brigade and DSS hunters, in a coordinated effort against criminality in FCT, on May 7, 2024, at about 10am, stormed some identified kidnapper’s camps at Gidan Dogo and Kweti Forest, Kaduna State, bordering FCT, trailed and arrested four suspects.

A statement by Spokesman of FCT Police Command, SP Joseohine Adeh said that acting on credible intelligence, the joint team arrested Yahaya Abubakar, 25 of Mpape, Mohammed Mohamed 32 of Zuba (an ex-convict), Umar Aliyu 20 and Nura Abdullahi 32 also an ex-convict at Kubwa and Zuba hills respectively.

“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 shoot-out 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 commissioner of police, FCT, CP Benneth Igweh lauded the effort of the security operatives in the fight against criminality in the Nation’s Capital.

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

“He therefore urges 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.