Police raid bandits’ camp, arrest suspects in Abuja

A joint security force comprising of the FCT Police Command, special forces of Guards Brigade and Department of Secret Service (DSS) hunters have arrested four suspects after raiding some identified kidnappers camps.

The suspects includes: Yahaya Abubakar of Mpape, Mohammed Mohamed of Zuba( an ex-convict), Umar Aliyu and Nura Abdullahi also an ex-convict.

In a statement shared via the Force X handle on Sunday, June 9, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, disclosed that the rescued victims from the kidnappers hideouts have since been reunited with their families and loved ones.

The statement reads: “The operatives of the FCT Police command, in synergy with the special forces of guards brigade and DSS hunters, in a continued effort against criminality in FCT, on June 7, 2024, at about 10:00 am, acting on credible intelligence, stormed some identified kidnappers camps at Gidan Dogo and Kweti Forest, Kaduna State, bordering FCT, trailed and arrested four suspects: Yahaya Abubakar, 25 ‘m’ of Mpape, Mohammed Mohamed 32 ‘m’ of Zuba( an ex-convict), Umar Aliyu 20 and Nura Abdullahi 32 also an ex-convict at Kubwa and Zuba hills respectively.

“The suspects freely confessed to being members of a notorious bandit syndicate with the name ‘Mai One Million’, responsible for a series of kidnappings and other heinous crimes in FCT and its environs.

“The coordinated operation, occasioned a shootout between the bandits and the security operatives, forcing them to scamper to safety and victims rescued. The illegally erected structures by the kidnappers in all the patrolled camps, were all decimated.

“While the rescued victims have since been reunited with their families and loved ones, the commissioner of police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, lauded the effort of the security operatives in the fight against criminality in the Nation’s Capital.

“He further reiterates the command’s unflinching commitment to ensuring the security and safety of the residents of FCT.

“He therefore 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 article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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