The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigeria Police Force has reported that its operatives killed a notorious bandit in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, and thwarted a kidnapping attempt.
The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who made this known in a statement in the early hours of Wednesday, said that the bandit was killed on Sunday.
Adejobi stated that at about 1015hours on Sunday, operatives of the DFI-IRT, acting on intelligence, got information on the hideout of a notorious bandit group in the suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), led by one Isa Dei-Dei and immediately proceeded to the location for possible arrest.
The Force spokesperson said that upon closing in on the bandit group, they sighted the police and fled but the police operatives immediately went after them, and engaged them in a fierce gun duel.
“In the process, the notorious Isa Dei-Dei was neutralised while other members of the syndicate managed to escape with gunshot injuries.
“We therefore urge members of the public, most especially medical practitioners, to call our attention to anyone or patients seen with gunshot wounds for further investigation,” Adejobi said.