…As Galant FCT Personnels Rescue Kidnapped Victims, And Recover Dangerous Arms
By Charles Edet
nationaldetective.ng.com December 11,2022
The Nigerian Police, FCT Command on Tuesday dislodged invading armed robbers, who scared residents with sporadic gun shots and abducted some persons at the Kubwa Relocation Estate,rescued three kidnap victims and commenced investigation into the Tuesday night security breach occasioned by shootings and abduction of some persons in the Kubwa Relocation Estate, off Arab Road area of the FCT.
The FCT Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed the incident in a statement, saying that the Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, took proactive action by ordering his men to swiftly repel the robbers in a daring engagement that led to the rescue of three kidnap victims and recovery of arms.
Giving details of the robbers onslaught, Josephine revealed that the CP’s order triggered swift response of men of the command to aggressively go after the perpetrators of the abduction, that resulted in the rescue of three victims and the recovery of firearms and ammunition, including one AK-47 riffle and 25 rounds of ammunition.
Josephine Adeh,noted that preliminary investigation into the incident revealed that at about 7:30 pm on December 6, some armed criminals came into the Kubwa Relocation Estate, shot two victims, one Abel popularly known as Oshodi and another Abdulwahab, whose full name was yet to be known.
The PPRO, said, “The suspects while departing the scene, left with four victims possibly to enable them evade arrest by the approaching police response team deployed to the area on quick intervention.
“The two gunshot victims were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention but unfortunately, one of them, Oshodi could not survive as he was confirmed dead on reaching the hospital by the doctor, while Abdulwahab received attention as hospital officials attended to him”.
A female corps member and seven others were reportedly abducted by the said robbers that night, one was shot dead and another who was also shot is in critical condition resulting from gun wound.
Two kidnap victims escaped as the armed men fled through the hills.
Meanwhile, the CP called for calm noting that the command had since deployed intelligence and other operational asset possible to fortify security in the entire Kubwa area and its environs.
CP Babaji assured that investigations had since commenced to identify the suspects and bring them to book to ascertain their mission and motives.
The command urged members of the public to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicion or untoward situation through the following numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883.
Also the Command made available the phone number of it’s Public Complaint Bureau Desk which can be reached on 0902 222 2352.