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June 15, 2024

Kidnapping: Police storm bandits’ den in Abuja, nab 3, recover arms

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Police

By: Kingsley Omonobi

Determined to curtail kidnapping and criminality in Abuja,, operatives of FCT Police Command from Utako Divisional headquarters, led by CSP Victor Godfrey stormed an identified kidnappers hideouts in Chikara, Kogi state bordering FCT, and Zuba.

During the clearance operations between June 8 and 13, 2024, the operatives arrested three suspects: Mahammadu Isa, 27 of Dantata Abuja, Likita Idris, 27 of Kogi state, and Isiyaku Muhammedu, 22 of Kogi state.

A sratement by FCT Police Command said, “The sudden appearance of the police operatives in the kidnapper’s camp resulted in a gun duel.

“However, the bandits were overwhelmed by the firepower of the police operative, as one of the bandits by name Abdusallam Abdulkadir got hit during cross-fire, and the three suspects were arrested.

“The suspects have confessed to being involved in a series of kidnapping incidents and other heinous crimes in FCT and its environs.

“An English pump-action gun, a locally fabricated pistol, two live cartridges, cutlasses, knives, and items reasonably believed to be charms were recovered from the suspects.

“While the investigation is still ongoing, the commissioner of police, FCT, CP Benneth Igweh, reiterates the command’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the residents of the nation’s capital.

“He also 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.”