By Danmaryam Zayamu
Operatives from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have rescued four kidnap victims from the den of notorious kidnappers located at Sauni Hills, Lambata, FCT-Niger boundary.
A statement by the Command Spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, disclosed that “the special operation which led to the rescue of the victims and dislodging of the criminal hideout, located in a remote mountainous setting, was sequel to a distress call received at Gwagwalada Division that two persons a male and a female were kidnapped from their home by some heavily armed persons on 8th February, 2020 at 0100hrs.
“Consequent upon the information, the police operatives from Gwagwalada Division on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at about 1400hrs launched a major onslaught forcing the heavily armed kidnappers, who engaged the police rescue team in a fierce exchange of gunfire, to abandon their victims at the mountainous terrain, used as their hideout, before escaping through the hills.
“While two of the rescued victims, Alhaji Umaru Salihu ‘m’, and Mariam Umaru ‘f’ were kidnapped from their home in Pagada village on February 8, 2020 at about 0100hrs, the two other victims (Zilkifilu Usman ‘m’ and Usman Shuaibu ‘m) informed the police that they were kidnapped from Niger state on February 2, 2020, while on transit.”
The Command therefore, applauded vigilantes operatives in the axis, who, “in the spirit of community policing, supported the police during the operation.”