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FCT police arrest wanted kidnap kingpin

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have arrested Samaila Wakili Fafa, also known as Habu Ibrahim, the second of two wanted kidnappers, on whom the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike had placed a N20m bounty

FCT police arrest wanted kidnap kingpin

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, in a statement on Tuesday, said the kidnapper was arrested on February 24, 2024, at about 7:05 pm, after operatives acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State.

Wike had on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, put N20m bounty on two wanted bandits – Dahiru Adamu and Abu Ibrahim, terrorising Abuja.

He made the declaration when he met the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh, during a parade of 23 criminal suspects, at the FCT Police Command Headquarters in Garki, Abuja.

The Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command had previously arrested Saidu Abdulkadir aka Dahiru Adamu, one of the two wanted kidnappers, after operatives raided two kidnappers’ camps bordering Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje Area Council on February 15, 2024, at about 12 am.

Adeh in the statement, said the kidnapper confessed that his syndicate masterminded several kidnappings in the FCT and its environs, including the abduction of Barr. Chris Agidy, legal aid to Senator Ned Nwoko and Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti Village, both of whom were later killed.

The PPRO said investigations were however still ongoing, adding that the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igwe, reiterated his commitment to combatting crime and criminality and ensuring the safety of residents.

“While an investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to combat crime and criminality in all its manifestations and to ensure the safety of residents. He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352”, the statement added.

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