June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Police Storm Bandits Hideout In Abuja, Arrest Suspects

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command have identified some kidnappers camps at Gidan Dogo and Kweti forests in Kaduna State, bordering Abuja.

SP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed this in a statement made available on Sunday.

Adeh said the operation was carried out on Friday following credible intelligence on the activities of the criminal elements.

She said four suspects – Yahaya Abubakar of Mpape, Mohammed Mohamed of Zuba, an ex-convict, Umar Aliyu and Nura Abdullahi, also an ex-convict – were arrested during the operation.

According to her, the suspects have freely confessed to being members of a notorious bandit syndicate with the name ‘Mai One Million’, responsible for a series of kidnapping incidents in the territory.

“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 commissioner of police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh lauded the effort of the security operatives in the fight against criminality in the Nation’s Capital,” Adeh added.

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