- The police have rescued recent kidnap victims in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
- The rescue of the victims was under a special operation launched by police operatives from the FCT
- The police also acknowledged the role of vigilantes in the area for assisting the police during the operation
Four kidnap victims have been successfully rescued from kidnappers at Sauni Hills, Lambata, a community in the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This was revealed in a statement by the spokesman of the FCT police command, DSP Anjuguri Menzah on Monday, February 10.
The statement further revealed that the rescue of the victims was under a special operation launched by police operatives from the FCT command.
“The special operation which led to the rescue of the victims and dislodging of the criminal hideout, located in a remote mountainous setting, was sequel to a distress call received at Gwagwalda Division that two persons a male and a female were kidnapped from their home by some heavily armed persons on 8th February 2020 at 0100hrs.
“Consequent upon the information, the police operatives from Gwagwalada Division on Saturday, 8th February 2020 at about 1400hrs launched a major onslaught forcing the heavily armed kidnappers, who engaged the police rescue team in fierce exchange of gunfire, to abandon their victims at the mountainous terrain, used as their hideout, before escaping through the hills,” the statement revealed.
The statement also acknowledged the role of vigilantes in the area for assisting the police during the operation.
The police had over the weekend announced the arrest of the armed bandits responsible for the attack on the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya, along Kaduna-Zaria road on Tuesday, January 14.
The police recently stormed the operational bases of the bandits in Kuduru Forest, Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna state.
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