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One killed, three arrested as police raid kidnappers’ camp in Abuja border town

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The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says it has raided a kidnappers’ camp in an Abuja border community and arrested three suspects.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Josephine Adeh, the FCT police spokesperson, said one suspect was killed during the operation.

She said the raid was part of the efforts of the command to stamp out criminality in FCT.

Adeh said police operatives from the Utako divisional headquarters, led by CSP Victor Godfrey, raided identified kidnappers’ hideouts in Chikara, a border community.

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The police spokesperson said: “The sudden appearance of the police operatives in the kidnapper’s camp resulted in a gun duel.

“However, the bandits were overwhelmed by the firepower of the police operative, as one of the gang members got hit during cross-fire and the three suspects were arrested.

“The suspects have confessed to being involved in a series of kidnapping incidents and other heinous crimes in FCT and its environs.”

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Adeh said a pump-action gun, a locally fabricated pistol, two live cartridges, cutlasses, knives and items believed to be charms were recovered from the suspects.

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