- The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) announce a massive operation to rescue recently kidnapped residents of Abuja
- The operation, according to the police, is being carried out jointly with other security agencies
- The police urge residents not to panic but go about their activities daily as security agents comb dark spots
As panic continues to pervade Abuja, Nigeria's capital city over activities of suspected kidnappers and armed bandits, the Nigeria Police Force has announced what it described as a massive operation to end the security challenge.
A short statement by Frank Mba, force spokesperson, said the police "is currently carrying out a massive counter kidnapping operation aimed at rescuing all victims of recent kidnapping incidents in and around the FCT."
According to him, the operation is jointly being carried out by the police and other security agents in Abuja.
The police statement specifically mentioned that security searchlight is beamed around Kuje - Robuchi axis and other black spots within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The police advised citizens not to panic but remain calm adding that the law enforcement agencies and the security community are determined to rescue all the recently kidnapped victims unhurt.
The police also vowed to arrest the kidnappers and their collaborators as well as restore law and order.
Legit.ng earlier reported that troops of Operation Thunder Strike recently rescued six students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state who were abducted on their way to school on Thursday morning, October 10.
The deputy director, public relations of 1 Division Nigeria Army Kaduna, Col Ezindu Idimah, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna.
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