Police nab suspected kidnappers in Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested three suspected kidnappers, Abubakar Umaru, Nasiru Umaru, and Haruna Sulu, all male residents of Niger State, in connection with the kidnapping incident at Kasanki village in the Gwagwalada area of Abuja.
Our correspondent gathered that the arrest followed an intelligence-led operation by operatives of “Operation G-7” on Monday, December 12.
The operatives stormed a suspected criminal camp at Gulida village, a border community with Abaji, at about 4 am on Tuesday, December 13, leading to the arrest of the suspects and recovery of exhibits.
The Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Babaji Sunday, on Wednesday, flagged off the second phase of a special anti-crime operation, codenamed “Operation G-7,” in collaboration with the heads of other security agencies in the FCT, to combat violent crimes and other neighboring/border states to the territory.
According to Sunday, the second phase of Operation G-7 is an improvement on the first phase flagged off earlier in the year. The second phase, which is a product of the assessment of the performance of the first phase, would engender improved inter-agency collaboration, proactive crime prevention and law enforcement activities, and a dedicated spirit on the part of the security community, to keep the FCT, its neighboring states, safe and secure.
The CP noted that the special operation has become necessary as part of preparations by the security community to ensure hitch-free Christmas and New Year festivities, amongst other imperatives.
He added that the rejigged operation has begun to yield positive results as operatives arrested three suspected kidnappers Abubakar Umaru, Nasiru Umaru, and Haruna Sulu, in connection with the kidnapping incident at Kasanki village, Gwagwalada.
He said, “The arrest was made possible following an intelligence-led operation by the operatives of Operation G7. The operatives stormed a suspected criminal camp at Gulida village, a border community with Abaji, at about 4 am on December 13, and the unrelenting efforts led to the arrest of the suspects and the recovery of exhibits.”
A spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, Josephine Adeh, in a statement obtained by our correspondent, noted that, while addressing the operatives during the flag-off, the CP charged them to ensure that criminal elements have no breathing space in the FCT.
Adeh said, “He enjoined residents to trust and continue to support the police with credible and timely information, through the following numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau desk, could be reached at 0902 222 2352.” kidnapped