Police foil kidnapping try, rescue two victims in FCT

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

This was made recognized in a press release by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, on Sunday.

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

The victims have been rescued unhurt and have since been reunited with their households.

Thw assertion reads, “In response to the sudden assault by unknown gunmen in Guto village, Bwari, earlier at the moment, June 30, 2024, at about 01:30 p.m., the place two feminine victims, Mart Ojadi, 15 years outdated, and Evelyn Chinaza, 12 years outdated, have been kidnapped and forcefully taken to an unknown location, the operatives of the FCT police command from the anti-kidnapping unit swiftly mobilised to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.

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

“This led to an intense gun duel as the abductors have been overwhelmed by the operatives, forcing them to scamper to security by way of the close by bushes with various levels of bullet accidents, and the 2 kidnapped victims have been rescued unharmed.

“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 additionally urged residents to stay vigilant and report suspicious actions to the police emergency traces.



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