FCT Police dislodge bandits in Kuje hills, rescue kidnapped victims
• Niger police rescue kidnapped victims
Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have invaded the dreaded Dadu hills in Kuje, dislodged bandits in the area and rescued four kidnapped victims.
Spokesperson for the Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Josephine Adeh, who disclosed this latest onslaught against hoodlums in Abuja, said following the receipt of actionable intelligence about the movement of suspected bandits holding some persons hostage, the Command in a concerted effort with Destiny Hunters stormed Dadu hills via Chukwuku in Kuje Area Council, dislodged the bandits from their hideouts, destroyed their den and successfully rescued their four victims.
She said: “The operation, which commenced at about 6:00a.m, recorded the rescue of Mustahudeen Sani, Felix Vaa, and Adamu Isa, all males, who were reportedly kidnapped between May 23 and 25, 2022 at Kiyi, and Abdulsalam Uzugiz, who was kidnapped at Angwan Gade extension of Kuje Area Council.
“Unfortunately, the criminal elements, upon sighting the gallant advancement of the team, engaged them in a gun duel where a member of the Destiny Hunter paid the ultimate price. The miscreants retreated with gunshot injuries.
“Victims were taken to the hospital for medical examination and subsequently reunited with their families.
“While extending condolences to the family of the deceased, the FCT Commissioner of Police reassured residents of the Command’s unflinching commitment to riding the territory of crime and criminality.
“Members of the public are therefore urged to remain vigilant, and strengthen their partnership with the Police by prompt reporting of any suspicious or abnormal occurrence through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352.”
ALSO, a team of police, military and vigilante operatives in Niger State have rescued The Guardian Newspaper’s administrative staff in Abuja office, Mr. Ajibade Alagbe, who was abducted by unknown gunmen in the early hours of yesterday in his home.
The operatives, led by Niger State police Command, rescued him inside a surrounding rock, after spending several hours in the kidnappers’ den.
Alagbe was abducted in his home, along Kaduna-Abuja road, behind Zuma rock, Chachi, Tafa Local Council of Niger State.
The gunmen called his family at about 1:00a.m and demanded N5 million ransom
However, prompt action by Police spokesperson, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Muyiwa Adejobi, saved the day as he activated operational effort towards ensuring that the victim regained his freedom.
He was taken to the palace of the village chief in the area after his rescue. “I was seriously beaten and battered. They took me to a rock,” he narrated.