FCT Security: Police, Military Raid Bandits’ Camps, Arrest Six

By Anne Osemekeh, Abuja

Continued joint operations of the FCT Police Command and troops of the Nigerian Army Guards Brigade has led to the dismantling of some identified bandits camps in Kaduna and Niger states, respectively, all bordering FCT.

Disclosing this in a statement on Friday, the PRO of the FCT Police command, SP Josephine Adeh, said 6 suspects were arrested in the course of the raid operations.

According to her, the security operatives, in a streak of well-coordinated operations between June 30 and July 4, 2024, stormed some identified bandits camps in Gidan Dogo and Jerei forests, Kaduna State, and Niger State, all bordering FCT, and apprehended six (6) suspects.

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The suspects, whom Adeh gave their identities as Inusa Musa, Isiya Adamu, Kare Gambo, Aminu Musa, and Muhammed Ibrahim, voluntarily confessed to having been involved in a string of kidnappings in FCT and its environs.

She disclosed that the operatives are still navigating the identified bandit camps and hideouts in the forests and hills in and around FCT.

“The commissioner of police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, reaffirms the command’s steadfast commitment to ensuring the security and safety of residents of the nation’s capital. He also urges the residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines in reporting suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, and 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192”, the statement read in part.

The operations were carried out by operatives of the FCT police command from the anti-kidnapping unit, in synergy with troops of the Nigerian Army Guards brigade.

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