At least 22 people who were abducted and taken across the borders of the Federal Capital Territory into neighbouring states have been rescued by the anti-kidnapping outfit of the FCT Police Command.
The commissioner of police for the command, CP Haruna G. Garba, disclosed this during a press conference at the command’s headquarters on Friday.
He said a village chief who was part of those abducted on April 7 in Chida village, Kwali Area Council, Abuja, was also rescued during the operation conducted on May 3rd.
According to the Garba: “The anti-kidnapping outfit of the command, in a clearance-and-rescue operation in and around Kogi and Nasarawa states and FCT borders, successfully rescued 14 persons, including the village chief of the community, who were abducted by armed bandits at Chida village in Kwali Area Council on April 7, 2023.
“Ten victims with mild symptoms of illness were taken to the General Hospital in Abaji, treated, and discharged. They have since been reunited with their families.
“Similarly, in the same rescue operations, eight persons, namely, Buba Galadima, Sarki Galadima, Audu Galadima, Musa Buba, Mohammed Isa, Hassan Audu, Aminu Ahmadu, and Abubakar Mallam, who were kidnapped from Lapai and Tunga Mallam villages in Niger State on April 13, 2023, were rescued unhurt and handed over to the Ardo Galadima of Lapai LGA, Niger State, for urgent medical attention.
“Consequent on the above, I wish to assure the members of the public that the onslaught against armed bandits will be sustained, and at no distant time the fleeing suspects will be arrested.”