Police rescued 11 kidnap victims in Abuja; in search of kidnappers: Official

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command rescued 11 kidnap victims in the Gwargwada community of the Territory’s Kuje Regional Council.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer Josephine Adeh made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. She said the victims, abducted on February 17, were rescued on Saturday after command officers responded quickly to the report of the abduction.

Upon receiving the report, she said FCT Police Commissioner Babaji on Sunday ordered a massive manhunt for the perpetrators and the rescue operation for the victims.

She said the fast-paced, tactical and intelligence-focused special operation, led by police officers, saved all the abducted victims unharmed.

Ms. Adeh said intelligence available to the command discovered the criminals’ lair in a forest in the FCT’s Kuje area.

She said police officers were already combing the forests to arrest criminal elements and rescue other victims.

Ms Adeh said the rescued victims were already undergoing medical assessments and would be reunited with their families as soon as they were medically stable.

The command spokesperson pledged the command’s commitment to combat crimes and criminality in the FCT.

Brandon D. James