March 4, 2024




The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said its operatives in collaboration with the Nigerian Army have rescued victims who were kidnapped at Zuma 1 Area of Bwari Area Council of the nation’s capital city on January 2, 2024, and have since been reunited them with their families.


A statement issued to newsmen in Abuja, on Sunday, by FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, quoted the FCT Police Commissioner Haruna Garba, as saying:


“Following the relentless advancement of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command Anti-Kidnapping squad in a concerted effort with troops of the Nigerian Army, on the heels of the kidnappers that struck the Zuma 1 area in the Bwari Area Council on the 2nd of January 2024, The FCT Police has rescued the victims and reunited them with their families.

“The operatives successfully rescued the Victims around Kajuru forest in Kaduna state at about 11:30 pm on Saturday 20th January 2024.

“While appreciating the Inspectors General of Police IGP Olukayode Egbetokun ph.D., NPM, for the deployment of the newly commissioned Special Intervention Squad, which has given an uplift to the existing security architecture of the FCT and has brewed public confidence, the Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Haruna G. Garba psc, wishes to reiterate the Commands commitment to sustaining the robust security deployment made in the area and other parts of the Territory for the utmost maintenance of peace for all and sundry.

“The CP reiterated the command commitment to sustaining the robust security deployment made in the area and other parts of the Territory for the utmost maintenance of peace for all and sundry.” The statement stated.



Meanwhile, the FCT police command has refuted the story making rounds that a kidnapping incident took place at River Park estate in the nation’s capital.



The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), PPRO, SP Josephine Adeh also in a statement to newsmen quoted the FCT Police Commissioner, Haruna Garba as saying: “The FCT police Command is aware of the news making rounds about an alleged kidnapping incident at River Park estate in the early hours of today and wishes to state that contrary to reports, nobody was kidnapped in River Park Estate.



“One Nnandi Agu ‘m’ of Games Village only faked his kidnap in an attempt to defraud his brother who lives within the said Estate.



“The suspect is currently in police custody undergoing interrogation.



“While the investigation is still ongoing, further development would be communicated to the public.”

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