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FCT police command foils kidnapping plot, raids bandits’ hideout in Abuja community

The operatives of the FCT Police Command, on Saturday, stormed a kidnappers’ den in Jibi forest bordering Dei-dei Abuja at about 06:00 am.

On sighting police operatives, the bandits fled from their hideouts to escape arrest.

According to the police spokesperson in the Nigerian capital, SP Josephine Adeh, the crime prevention operation was carried out on the heels of credible intelligence.

According to the intelligence, one Mallam Danyaboi and Ilu, gang members and colleagues to one Nasiru Mohammed A.K.A. Danger, who was earlier arrested and paraded by the Police Command on March 11, 2024, in connection with a series of kidnappings in FCT, had planned a reprisal kidnapping attack in Zuba and its environs for the arrest of their members.

”Exhibits such as firearms and cows were recovered from the camp.

”While intensive crime prevention patrols are already in place to forestall any intended kidnapping in the area, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reassure residents of his commitment to ensuring the safety of all and sundry.

”He urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; CRU: 09022222352,” the statement concluded.

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