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Minister Announces Rescue Of 10 People Kidnapped In Abuja, Kidnappers Routed Out Of Den

FCT Minister Bello 5Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has announced that all the ten persons kidnapped in the Kuje Area Council of the Territory have been rescued alive by the FCT Security Agencies.
According to him, this was sequel to the joint operations carried out by the FCT Security Agencies in which they successfully routed out the notorious gang of hoodlums who specialize in robbing and kidnapping innocent residents in that area.
The Minister who addressed news men today, Tuesday said that the rescued victims have been handed over to the traditional head, the Gomo of Kuje for immediate rehabilitation.
The victims are Fanus Emmanuel (M), Babangida Emmanuel (M), Akimmi Dauda (F), Japhet Kwasu (M), Dorcas Shuaibu (F), Kemu Cheik (F), Hamza Yunusa (M), Umar Godiri (M), Ismaila Yusuf (M) and Abubakar Gomo (M).
The minister, who was flanked at the news briefing by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, Police Commissioner, Director of DSS, Commandant of NSCDC, representative of the Nigerian Army as well as the Chairman of the Kuje Area Council said that the joint operation comprised of the Police Mobile Force, Operatives of the Command Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Department of State Security (DSS), Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
He said that all the structures of the notorious hoodlums are being dismantled and that the FCT Security Agencies have set up a surveillance mechanism in order not to allow such miscreants operate within the entire 8,000 square kilometers of the Federal Capital Territory.
Muhammad Bello expressed sadness however, that an officer of the NSCDC ASC1 Anumudu Uchewho, took ill during the operation and died. He said that his death would not be in vain as he lost his life in the line of duty to safe the lives of ten other residents of the Territory.
Also speaking during the Press Conference, the FCT Police Commissioner, Mohammed Mustapha assured all those resident in the affected villages that the Police Command has commenced a massive deployment to forestall any future occurrence.
He assured that the Security Agents are presently making concerted efforts to arrest the dislodged hoodlums; noting that no stone would be left unturned to get them to face the consequences of their criminal actions.
It would be recalled that Darka Village in Kuje Area Council was attacked in the early hours of Sunday, 13th November, leaving a 28-year old man, Zakariyya Nuhu dead, and injuring one other with six people kidnapped.
Another neigbouring village of Huni-Gade was also attacked on Thursday, 17th November, where four persons were also kidnapped. [myad]

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