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Police kill two ‘kidnappers’ in Abuja

Police kill two ‘kidnappers’ in Abuja
March 14
12:31 2021

The police have reportedly killed two suspected kidnappers said to be terrorising communities in Abaji area council of the federal capital territory (FCT).

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The area council is on the boundary between the FCT and Kogi state. There have been reports of abduction along Abuja-Lokoja expressway.

The kidnappers were said to have been killed in the early hours of Sunday after an exchange of gunfire with police officers.

They had raided a village in Abaji and were about making their way out of the area when they got intercepted by the police.

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Other suspects are said to be on the run and the police have launched an operation to apprehend them.

Also, five suspected cultists have been arrested in Gwagwa-Jiwa axis of the nation’s capital.

The suspects are said to be members of Aro Baga confraternity known in the area for harassing residents.

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One locally-made revolver pistol and two unexpended cartridges as well as ammunition are said to have been recovered from the suspects.

Mariam Yusuf, FCT police spokesperson, confirmed the development in a text message.

“Yes please,” the spokesperson said in response to TheCable’s enquiry.

The FCT has been recording high cases of abductions recently.

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