The FCT police command has arrested five suspected kidnappers at Kiyi village of Kuje Area council and Daki-Biu village and recovered two AK47 rifles.
The spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, in a statement, said the suspects were arrested during coordinated intelligence operations between Friday 26 and Sunday 28 March 2021 by police operatives from Dawaki division and the command’s anti-kidnapping squad.
She gave names of the suspects as Abdullahi Haruna, Haruna Musa, Iliyasu Adamu, Michael Paul and Salisu Abdullahi, saying they confessed to supplying logistics to the kidnap syndicate operating along Kiyi Village in Kuje Area Council.
She said exhibits recovered were two AK47 rifles, one Bajaj motorcycle and thirty rounds of live 7.62mm ammunitions.
“Effort are underway to arrest other members of the syndicate, and all suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
“The FCT police command urges residents to remain calm as it is reaffirming its unflinching commitment to rid the territory of every form of criminality and protect the lives and property of residents,” the statement said.
Yusuf said the command also implored residents of the FCT to report all suspicious movements, through emergency or distress, via the command’s numbers – 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.