In the ongoing battle against crime in the Federal Capital Territory, police officers from the FCT Police Command attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit have broken up a five-person kidnapping gang that has been behind multiple kidnapping attacks in the capital city.
According to the Police Command, the gang was busted following credible intelligence, leading to the arrest of one Buhari Muhammad 20 yrs, a wanted kidnap kingpin; Muhammad Sabiu 20 yrs, Isah Abdullahi, Hamzat Musa 21 yrs, Fatima Abdullahi 22yrs and Zuliat Yusuf 23 yrs in a hotel in Bassa Village in FCT.
A statement by SP Josephine Adeh said, “The notorious kidnap syndicate were 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 27/01/2024 and was subsequently rescued unhurt by Police operatives of the Command on 28/01/2024.
“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.
“While investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh wishes to assure members of the public of his commitment to rid FCT of criminality in all its manifestation.
“He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.”
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