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Police arrest another ‘kidnapper’ in Abuja, rescue abducted resident

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says its operatives have arrested another suspected kidnapper.

Haruna Garba, the FCT commissioner of police, announced the development while speaking to reporters on Wednesday.

He said on Sunday, police operatives from the Iddo division received a distress call that some armed men in a black-coloured Toyota Corolla vehicle fired the tyres of a moving Prado jeep.

The police commissioner said the driver of the vehicle, Suleiman Sabo, who was heading to his house in the Sabon Lugbe axis, was forced to stop the car.

He added that Sabo was bundled into the kidnappers’ vehicle as he stepped down, leaving behind his wife and car.

Garba said the police operatives were able to trace and arrest the suspect.

“The effort paid off on January 21 when the DPO received information that something abnormal is happening in a particular house at Sauka village. The DPO moved in and cordoned the house, behold the kidnapped victim was found with the suspect, armed with Mark IV rifle and 10 rounds of live ammunition,” NAN quoted Garba as saying.

“He was promptly arrested, and the arm recovered from him. The victim was rescued but with gunshot injuries.”

Garba said the victim has been admitted to a hospital and is receiving treatment.

He added that since the inauguration of the police special intervention squad (SIS), there has been no report of kidnapping in the Bwari axis of the FCT.

Garba said all identified bandits’ routes especially in the Bwari area council had been blocked by the police, adding that many suspected kidnappers and armed robbers have been arrested and their victims rescued.

He also said several arms and live ammunition were recovered, including vehicles taken away from victims.


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