The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory in collaboration with the DSS and Local Hunters successfully rescued fourteen (14) victims kidnapped at Gauraka area of Niger State during a joint operation at Byhazin-Bwari axis.
The police public relations officer of the command ASP Yusuf Mariam in a statement, said the Joint Operation led by the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad combed the forest, engaged in a fierce gun duel with suspected kidnappers.
He said kidnappers were dislodged them and arrested two (2) kidnap suspects while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
She indicated that two (2) AK-47 magazines and cooking utensils were among exhibits recovered from the kidnappers’ den.
“The victims who appeared frail after several days in captivity are currently receiving medical attention at the Police Medical Facility.
“In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma wishes to reassure FCT residents of the Command’s undeterred resolve towards the protection of lives and property within the FCT, through continuous partnership with sister security agencies and key community stakeholders.