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Police Nab Wanted Kidnapper After FCT Minister Placed N20 Million Bounty

The force said the arrest was a success for the command and would restore peace and security.

Police Operatives of the FCT Command attached to the Anti-kidnapping unit on Friday, raided two kidnappers’ camps bordering Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje Area Council.

A statement by FCT Police Command said operatives dislodged the camps and arrested one Saidu Abdulkadir popularly known as Dahiru Adamu, who was the gang leader and one of the wanted suspects of the kidnapping syndicate paraded by the police command on February 14, 2024.

It stated that the bandits on sighting the police operatives, opened fire and engaged the police in an intense gun duel and were eventually overpowered.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect masterminded the kidnap and killing of one Mr. Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti village.

It revealed that the two kidnap victims – Habu Yakubu and Isufu Abubakar – who earlier abducted from Kwaita village through Pegi District of Kuje Area Council, were rescued unhurt during the raid at the kidnappers’ den.

“Preliminary investigation by our command revealed that the suspect masterminded the kidnap and killing of the District Head of Ketti community in AMAC, Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai,” it added.

He said the arrest of Adamu was a huge success for the command and the FCT administration, which he said would restore peace and security in the territory.

He commended FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, for his support and encouragement to the police and also thanked the public for their cooperation and information that led to the arrest.

The commissioner assured that the command would not relent in its efforts to rid the FCT of all criminal elements, while urging residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police.

“While efforts are still ongoing to apprehend the other wanted suspects on the run, the Commissioner of Police FCT, Benneth C. Igweh warned criminals in FCT that there is no hiding place for them”, it said.

The CP urged residents to report suspicious activities to the police.

Kingsley Nwezeh 

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