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Police rescue three kidnap victims in Abuja

Dec 7, 2022

An investigation has commenced into Tuesday night security breach occasioned by armed robbery, shootings and abduction of some persons in the Kubwa Relocation Estate, off Arab Road area of the FCT. 

 

This is coming after police officers attached to Federal Capital Territory Police Command rescued three kidnap victims and also recovered three firearms and ammunition, including one AK-47 riffle, 25 rounds of ammunition.

 

The command’s spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, said in a statement on Wednesday, December 7, that a preliminary investigation revealed that at about 7:30 pm on December 6, some armed criminals came into the Kubwa Relocation Estate, shot two victims, one Abel popularly known as Oshodi and another simply identified as Abdulwahab.

 

Adeh added; 

 

 “The suspects while departing the scene, left with four victims possibly to enable them evade arrest by the approaching police response team deployed to the area on quick intervention.

“The two gunshot victims were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention but unfortunately, one of them, Oshodi could not survive as he was confirmed dead by the doctor, while Abdulwahab is still being attended to.”

 

The Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, who called for calm, said the command had since deployed intelligence and other operational asset possible to fortify security in the entire Kubwa area and its environs.

 

Babaji assured that investigations had since commenced to identify the suspects and bring them to book to ascertain their mission and motives.

 

The command urged members of the public to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicion or untoward situation through the following numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau Desk can be reached on 0902 222 2352.