After the Police Command Anti-Kidnapping squad, working with Nigerian Army troops, conducted continuous raids throughout the Federal Capital Territory, a joint security team on Saturday night freed a number of people who had been kidnapped on January 2 in the Zuma 1 area of Bwari Area Council.
“The operatives successfully rescued the victims around Kajuru forest in Kaduna state at about 11:30 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2024,” the FCT Police Command stated in a statement signed by SP Josephine Adeh.
Recall that suspected bandits on January 2nd and 3rd attacked Zuma community in Bwari Area Council of the FCT in the early hours of that day injuring two policemen and kidnapping about 10 persons including a father, Mansoor Kadriyar and his six children, all girls.During the attack, the victims quickly alerted a middle aged man identified as Alhaji who mobilized policemen to try and foil the kidnapping of the zeven family members and others but he was shot by the bandits.
Alhaji (Abdulfatai Kadriyar) was later discovered to be a brother of Mansoor Kadriyar.
During the exchange of gunfire, two of the policemen were injured before the bandits made away with the victims.
Subsequently the bandits demanded a ransom of N60million and killed the eldest daughter, Nabeeha owing to the delay in paying the ransom and later increased the ransom to N100million.
Another three persons had earlier been kidnapped by bandits in the early hours at Barangoni area also in Bwari area council after inflicting gunshot injury on a vigilante during the incident.
According to the statement, “CP Haruna Garba appreciated the Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun for the deployment of the newly commissioned Special Intervention Squad, which has given an uplift to the existing security architecture of the FCT.
CP Garba reaffirmed the commitment of the Command to maintaining the strong security deployment in the area and other parts of the Territory for the maximum maintenance of peace for everyone, noting that “it has brewed public confidence.”
Thus, the good people of the Federal Capital Territory are urged to take note of the following emergency numbers and report any suspicious activity as soon as possible: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883. PCB number is 09022222352.
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