FCT Police Foil Kidnapping Attempt, Rescue Victims

Operatives of the Federal Capital Police Command have successfully foiled a kidnapping attempt in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), rescuing several victims in the process.

According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the FCT Command, SP Josephine Adeh, the police responded immediately and strategically to a distress call regarding an attack by unknown gunmen in Dawaki on May 19, 2024, around 11:30 pm.

The operatives, led by Commissioner of Police CP Benneth C. Igweh, swiftly mobilized to the scene. “Displaying remarkable bravery and coordination, the police, in synergy with local hunters, advanced on the assailants, tactically ambushing them at Ushafa Hill via Bwari and Shishipe Hills via Mpape,” the statement read.

The encounter led to a fierce gun duel, during which the hoodlums were overwhelmed by the operatives’ firepower, forcing them to flee with various degrees of bullet injuries. The victims were successfully rescued during the operation.

“One of the rescued victims is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention,” Adeh added. CP Benneth C. Igweh reaffirmed the command’s unwavering dedication to maintaining peace and security in the Territory. Search operations are ongoing to rescue other hostages who fled the scene during the shootout.

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