Three suspects arrested, one killed as FCT police raid kidnappers’ den

Three suspects arrested, one killed as FCT police raid kidnappers’ den

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command raided kidnappers’ hideouts in an Abuja border community, neutralized a bandit and arrested three other suspects. 

Spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, June 15, 2024, said the suspects confessed to being involved in a series of kidnapping incidents and other heinous crimes in FCT and its environs. 

“In the continuous effort against criminality in FCT, operatives from UTAKO Divisional headquarters, led CSP VICTOR O.GODFREY stormed an identified kidnappers hideouts in Chikara, Kogi state bordering FCT, and Zuba, Abuja, in a streak of clearance operation between June 8 and 13, 2024, and arrested three suspects: Mahammadu Isa, 27 ‘m’ of Dantata Abuja, Likita Idris, 27 ‘m’ of Kogi state, and Isiyaku Muhammedu, 22 ‘m’ of Kogi state,” the statement read.

“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 C. Igweh, psc, mni, 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.”




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