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BREAKING: Police arrest wanted kidnap kingpin terrorizing Abuja [PHOTO]

Men of the FCT Police Command have arrested Samaila Wakili Fafa, also known as Habu Ibrahim, the second of two wanted kidnappers terrorizing Abuja.

Politics Nigeria reports that the suspect is one of those the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike had placed a N20 million bounty.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, in a statement on Tuesday, said the kidnapper was arrested on February 24, 2024, after operatives acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State.

The Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command had previously arrested Saidu Abdulkadir aka Dahiru Adamu, one of the two wanted kidnappers, after operatives raided two kidnappers’ camps bordering Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje Area Council on February 15, 2024.

Adeh in the statement, said the kidnapper confessed that his syndicate masterminded several kidnappings in the FCT and its environs, including the abduction of Barr. Chris Agidy, legal aid to Senator Ned Nwoko and Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti Village, both of whom were later killed.

The statement read, “The operatives of the FCT Police Command, in a continued effort against banditry in FCT and its environs, on February 24, 2024, at about 7:05 PM, acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State and arrested one Samaila Wakili Fafa A.K.A Habu Ibrahim, a kidnap kingpin who has been on the wanted list of the Command for a long time and bounty placed on his head by the Hon. Minister FCT.

The suspect is one of the two kidnappers the Honorable Minister FCT placed bounty on, as the other one namely Saidu Abdulkadir A.K.A Dahiru Adamu, had earlier been arrested by the Command.

“He confessed that his syndicate masterminded and executed several kidnappings in FCT and its environs, including the abduction of Barr. Chris Agidy, the legal aid to Senator. Ned Nwoko and Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti Village were later killed by them. Samaila Wakili further led police operatives to where the remains of Barr. Chris Agidy is. The remains were recovered and deposited in Gwagwalada General Hospital.”

The PPRO said investigations were however still ongoing, adding that the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igwe, reiterated his commitment to combatting crime and criminality and ensuring the safety of residents.

“While an investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to combat crime and criminality in all its manifestations and to ensure the safety of residents.

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