By Hassan Zaggi
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has lost one of its officers attached to the ‘Operation Puff Adder’, Inspector Ambi John, during a gun battle with hoodlums at the Angwan Zegele area of the capital city.
A statement by the FCT Command Spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf, disclosed that the late officer sustained fatal gunshot injuries during the operation and was rushed to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
The FCT Commissioner of Police (CP), Bala Ciroma, has therefore, commiserated with the family of the Inspector, who, according to him, paid the supreme price in service to the Nation and ensure that all the victims were safely reunited with their families.
This is even as the Command has launched what it described as a strategic operation to rescue four persons recently abducted from Dankusa who are still in custody of the hoodlums.
The hoodlums, the statement noted, escaped into the forest bordering the FCT and Niger State.
Some suspects have, however, been arrested in connection with the abduction by operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad.
The statement further explained that: “Following a distress call from Angwan Zegele, a joint team of Police Operatives from the Command and Operation Puff Adder responded promptly as they engaged the heavily armed hoodlums in a fierce gun battle.
“Unfortunately, one of the gallant officers one Inspector Ambi John attached to Operation Puff Adder sustained fatal gunshot injuries during the operation and was rushed to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
“The Commissioner of Police reassures residents of the Command’s undeterred resolve to secure of lives and property within the FCT.
“He implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883, to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number :09022222352.”
By Hassan Zaggi