FCT Police Command, in a concerted effort with Destiny hunters, stormed Dadu hills via Chukwuku in Kuje Area Council of the Territory, dislodged bandits from their hideout, and destroyed the hideout.
The joint team, who stormed the hideouts following intelligence that bandits were holding some people hostage, also rescued four kidnapped victims.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Command Spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, the operation was carried out in the early hours of Tuesday.
“The operation recorded the rescue of Mustahudeen Sani, Felix Vaa, and Adamu Isa, 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 criminal elements, upon sighting the gallant advancement of the team, engaged them in a gun duel where a member of the Destiny hunter paid the ultimate price. The miscreants retreated with various degrees of gunshot injuries.”
The Police said the victims were taken to the hospital for medical examination and subsequently reunited with their families.
While extending condolences to the family of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police, CP Sunday Babaji, reassured residents of the Command’s commitment to riding the Territory of crime and criminality.
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