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FCT police arrest five kidnap suspects, recover weapons

FCT police arrest five kidnap suspects, recover weapons
March 30
10:36 2021

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says it arrested five suspects for kidnapping. 

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In a statement issued on Monday, Mariam Yusuf, FCT police public relations officer (PPRO), said the suspects were arrested at Kuje and Daki-biu axis during intelligence operations.

Mariam, who named the suspects as Abdullahi Haruna, Haruna Musa, Iliyasu Adamu, Micheal Paul and Salisu Abdullahi, said they were arrested over the recent kidnapping at Kiyi Village.

Two AK-47 rifles, one motorcycle and thirty rounds of live 7.62mm ammunition were said to have been recovered from the suspects.

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“The suspects were arrested during coordinated intelligent operations between Friday 26th-Sunday 28th March, 2021 by Police operatives from Dawaki Division and the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad,” Mariam said.

“The suspects are one Abdullahi Haruna, Haruna Musa, Iliyasu Adamu, Micheal Paul and Salisu Abdullahi all male.

“The suspects confessed to supplying logistics to the kidnap syndicate operating along Kiyi Village. Exhibits recovered are two (2) AK 47 rifles, one (1) bajaj motorcycle and thirty (30) rounds of live 7.62mm ammunitions.”

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The police spokesperson said effort is underway to arrest other members of the gang.

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