The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have rescued five of ten persons kidnapped earlier this morning by armed men in Tungan Maje, a village bordering Abuja and Niger State.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a press statement explained that the victims were rescued by a police response team after a gunfight with the kidnappers who were fleeing into Niger State.
He said that the police was still hunting for the fleeing kidnappers while also endeavouring to rescue the remaining victims without harm to them.
According to Manzah: “The Command wishes to inform the public that when it received a distress call on Kidnap of some persons on 10th September, 2020 at about 0130hrs in Tungan Maje, a village bordering FCT and Niger state, a joint team of Police operatives from the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Rapid Response Squad and Zuba Police Division responded swiftly to the occasion.
“During a fierce gun confrontation with the heavily armed hoodlums, the Police team successfully rescued five of the kidnapped victims.
“Meanwhile, a concerted effort has been deployed to rescue the remaining five victims that are still with the hoodlums who escaped into Niger state through a nearby forest that is surrounded by rocky terrain.
“The Command reassures members of the Public with its commitment to deploy proactive crime-fighting measures to ensure the security of lives and property in FCT.”
He added that the police would continue to inject fresh strategies to place the security of the Federal Capital Territory at its optimum.