Wednesday, 4 January 2023

16 Kidnapped Victims Rescued In Abuja

 Men of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have dislodged several bandits and rescued 16 kidnap victims in some forests bordering Abuja and Kogi states.

Our correspondent gathered that the policemen, acting on intelligence, stormed the forests on Sunday, January 1, 2023, following reports of kidnappings in Anguwan Yango, Gulida, Chakumi, and Paikon Bassa villages in the Abaji area council.

A source said, “The heavily-armed bandits engaged the policemen in a shootout for hours, but the operatives overpowered them and rescued 16 hostages from their den, as the bandits fled.”

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, said the rescued victims had been reunited with their families.

Adeh said, “The rescued victims were taken to a hospital and afterwards reunited with their families.”

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