Written by Sarah NEGEDU

Police arrest 5 suspected kidnappers involved in Kiyi abduction

The FCT Police Command has arrested five suspects at Kuje and Daki-biu in connection to the recent kidnappings at Kiyi village.

The suspects were said to have been arrested during a coordinated intelligent operation between Friday 26th to Sunday 28th March, 2021, by Police operatives from Dawaki Division and the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer FCT command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, listed the suspects as Abdullahi Haruna, Haruna Musa, Iliyasu Adamu, Micheal Paul and Salisu Abdullahi all male.

Yusuf stated that the suspects confessed to supplying logistics to the kidnap syndicate operating along Kiyi village.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects include two AK 47 rifles, one Bajaj motorcycle and 30 rounds of live 7.62mm ammunitions.

She said effort is underway to arrest other members of the syndicate, as all the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.

“On this note, the Command urges residents to remain calm while reaffirming its unflinching commitment to rid the FCT of every form of criminality and protect the lives and property of residents.”



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