Police foil kidnapping attempt, rescue two victims in FCT

The FCT Police Command’s anti-kidnapping unit has rescued two female victims, Mart Ojadi, 15, and Evelyn Chinaza, 12, who were kidnapped by gunmen in Guto village, Bwari, on June 30, 2024.

This was made known in a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, on Sunday.

Adeh disclosed that the police, in collaboration with DSS officials, tracked the kidnappers to Gauraka Forest, Niger State, and engaged them in a fierce gun battle, forcing the criminals to flee with injuries.

The victims were rescued unharmed and have since been reunited with their families.

Thw statement reads, “In response to the sudden attack by unknown gunmen in Guto village, Bwari, earlier today, June 30, 2024, at about 01:30 p.m., where two female victims, Mart Ojadi, 15 years old, and Evelyn Chinaza, 12 years old, were kidnapped and forcefully taken to an unknown location, the operatives of the FCT police command from the anti-kidnapping unit swiftly mobilised to the scene.

“Displaying remarkable bravery, the police, in synergy with DSS officials, trailed and advanced on the assailant, tactically ambushing them at Gauraka Forest, Niger State, bordering FCT.

“This led to an intense gun duel as the kidnappers were overwhelmed by the operatives, forcing them to scamper to safety through the nearby bushes with varying degrees of bullet injuries, and the two kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt.

“While the victims have since been reunited with their family, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, reaffirms the command’s unflinching commitment to maintaining peace and security in the nation’s capital.”

Igweh also urged residents to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities to the police emergency lines.

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