The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has rescued four kidnapped victims in a concerted effort with the Destiny hunters at Dadu hills Via Chukwuku in Kuje Area Council of the Territory.
The development, police said, followed the receipt of actionable intelligence about the movement of suspected Bandits holding some persons hostage.
A statement on Wednesday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh said: “The operation which commenced at about 06:00hrs of today 31st of May 2022 recorded the rescue of Mustahudeen Sani, Felix Vaa and Adamu Isa all males who were reportedly kidnapped between the 23rd and 25th of May 2022 at kiyi and Abdulsalam Uzugiz who was kidnapped at Angwan Gade extension of Kuje Area Council of the Territory”.
Unfortunately, the police said the criminal elements upon sighting them engaged them in a gun duel where a member of the Destiny hunter was killed.
“The miscreants retreated with various degrees of gunshot injuries owing to the superior firepower of the team.
“Given the above, the Victims were taken to the hospital for medical examination and subsequently reunited with their families”, Adeh added.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji while extending condolences to the family of the deceased reassured residents of the Command’s unflinching commitment to riding the territory of crime and criminality.
“Complimenting the above, members of the public are therefore urged to remain vigilant, and strengthen their partnership with the Police as touching the rendition of prompt and actionable intelligence reporting any suspicious or abnormal occurrence through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352,” the CP said.