FCT police arrest six suspected kidnappers, rescue three victims

The FCT Police Command, acting on credible intelligence, has arrested six suspected kidnappers along Apo axis on Saturday.

The suspects are: Frank Ozor, 26, Nweke Uche, 19, Chester Uzor, 25, Chukwu Bethrand, 27, Chukwu Samuel, 25, and Kelechi Ngene, 26, all male.

The spokesperson of the FCT police ASP Yusuf Mariam said the suspects, who had earlier abducted three persons, were arrested by police operatives on routine patrol while attempting to relocate one of their victims.

“Further investigation led to the successfully rescue of two other victims who identified the suspects.

“Consequently, the Command has deployed covert and overt crime-fighting strategies to strengthen security across the Federal Capital Territory especially areas with cumbersome terrain.

“In addition, the Command has launched a strategic counter-kidnapping operation to checkmate the emerging security concerns.

‘Furthermore, the Command is working closely with sister security agencies, key stakeholders and community leaders to rid the FCT of criminal elements.

“While urging residents to remain calm and law-abiding, the Command enjoins FCT residents to report any suspicious persons or activities around their vicinity at the nearest Police Division or report the same through any of the FCT Police Command Control numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883,” the statement said

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