THE police command at the federal capital territory, FCT, has rescued five out of 10 abducted residents in Abuja.
Anjuguri Manzah, deputy superintendent of police at the FCT, in a statement on Thursday, September 10, said police confirmed the kidnap and rescue of abducted residents.
“The FCT Police Command wishes to assure the public that protection of lives and property remains the core of its policing mandate and it will continue to inject fresh strategies that will place the security of the Federal Capital Territory at its optimum,” the statement said.
“The Command wishes to inform the public that when it received a distress call on Kidnap of some persons on 10th September, 2020 at about 0130hrs in Tungan Maje, a village bordering FCT and Niger state, a joint team of Police operatives from the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Rapid Response Squad and Zuba Police Division responded swiftly to the occasion.
“During a fierce gun confrontation with the heavily armed hoodlums, the Police team successfully rescued five of the kidnapped victims.
“Meanwhile, a concerted effort has been deployed to rescue the remaining five victims that are still with the hoodlums who escaped into Niger state through a nearby forest that is surrounded by rocky terrain.
“The Command reassures members of the Public with its commitment to deploy proactive crime-fighting measures to ensure the security of lives and property in FCT,” the statement said.
Realnews reports that the kidnap incident came days after the alarm raised by Nigeria Custom Service that Boko Haram insurgents were going to attack Abuja. But the Nigerian army reassured Nigerians of adequate security at the federal capital territory.
– Sept. 10, 2020 @ 9:34 GMT /