FCT police bust Abuja kidnapping ring

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command has busted a kidnapping ring responsible for several abductions in the outskirts of the seat of power. The city has been under siege by daredevil kidnappers and armed robbers recently. Spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, who confirmed the arrest, noted that in a continuous effort to rid the nation’s capital of criminality, the operatives of the command from the Utako division, in a two-day streak operation between June 30 and July 3, 2024, acting on credible intelligence, trailed and arrested five notorious kidnappers at Gwagwa and Dei-Dei, Abuja, respectively. READ ALSO:Police kill suspected bandit, arrest three in Abuja “The suspects, Umar Abdullahi, a.k.a. Auta 20, Likita Abubakar 29, Salisu Sani 24, Sabiu Mohammed, and Aliyu Suleiman 24, were arrested in connection with the kidnapping incident in Gwagwa on June 12, 2024, where a victim was kidnapped, the sum of twelve million naira was collected as ransom from the victim’s family, and two others were killed,” Adey said. “They are also responsible for several kidnappings and other heinous acts in the Capital Territory. “Four AK-47 rifles, a Dane gun, two magazines, and eight unexpended live ammunition were recovered from the suspects, as they have all confessed to the crime. READ ALSO:Police, military foil robbery incident at Abuja bank, arrest three “While Investigation is still ongoing, the commissioner of police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, reaffirms the command’s steadfast commitment to ensuring the security and safety of residents. He also urged the residents to be vigilant.” The post FCT police bust Abuja kidnapping ring appeared first on Guardian Nigeria News.

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