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FCT Police burst kidnappers hideout, arrest suspects 

FCT Police burst kidnappers hideout, arrest suspects 

By Faith Awa Maji 

In a continuous effort to rid the nation’s capital of criminality, the operatives of the Feferal Capitsl Territory Police Command, 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.

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 12 million naira was collected as ransom from the victim’s family, and two others were killed. 

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.

According to a statement by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, while the investigation is ongoing, the commissioner of police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, reaffirms the command’s commitment to ensuring the security and safety of residents. 

“He also urges the residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines in reporting suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, and 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192”, the statement added.

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