Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have stormed a kidnappers’ hideout located in a hotel in Bassa village in FCT and arrested six suspected kidnappers.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, February 5, 2024, said the suspects include a wanted kidnap kingpin, Buhari Muhammad,20, Muhammad Sabiu, 20, Isah Abdullahi and Hamzat Musa, 21.Other suspects arrested include Fatima Abdullahi, 22 and Zuliat Yusuf, 23, both females.
According to the PPRO, the operation was executed on Friday by the operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to the anti-kidnapping unit acting on credible intelligence.
Adeh revealed that the notorious kidnap syndicate was responsible for the abduction of one Joshua Eze, the husband to Blessing Eze, who suffered a bullet injury in the process of her husband’s abduction on January 27.
“One AK47 rifle, 10 mobile phones, cash sum of three hundred and forty-five thousand naira and some other valuables were recovered from the suspects who have since confessed to the crime and other kidnapping incidents in the Territory,” the statement read. While investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, wishes to assure members of the public of his commitment to rid FCT of criminality in all its manifestations.He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352