Police rescues Abuja kidnapped victim 1 kidnapper arrested in Kaduna

Kidnapped victim

In a renewed vigour to ensuring safety of lives and properties of the public in Kaduna state owing to the strict orders of the Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command,  CP A.D. Ali, psc to Police Operatives to deny criminal elements any active space, personnel of the Command had rescued a victim kidnapped from Abuja, arrests one of the kidnappers, recovered victim vehicle and kidnappers' operational firearms.

On the 18th January, 2024 Operatives attached to Kawo Divisional Headquarters, Kaduna received a distress call of a kidnapping incident from Abuja indicating the culprits and their victim were transiting through Kaduna. The said Operatives at about 0010 hours blocked a grey Toyota Hilux van registration number Abuja RBC 90 DC with four passengers the driver inclusive, suspected to be the vehicle conveying the kidnappers and their victim.

On sensing danger and in an effort to escape, one of the kidnappers fired at the Policemen and they responded accordingly. In the resulting gun duel the victim a certain Segun Akinyemi of block 10, flat 2 FCDA quarters Area 3 Garki Abuja was rescued and one of the kidnappers, a 28 years old Chinaza Philip of Life Camp Abuja was arrested while three others escaped although trailed. Equally, the said vehicle belonging to the victim, two numbers of Retay G17 model pistol, one Berretta pistol, ten 9mm P.A.K ammunitions and five 9mm special ammunitions were recovered from the kidnappers.

Preliminary inquiries revealed that the victim was abducted at about 1700 hours on the 17th January, 2024 by the kidnappers just when he was leaving his home situated at the aforementioned address. The three escapees were; Chidibere Nwodibo of Life Camp Abuja, one Auwal surname unknown and the gang leader who's identity is yet to be ascertained. The kidnappers were transporting their victim to Kano before they were intercepted by the Police.

The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, CP  A.D Ali, psc while commending the Operatives for the brave feat, still tasked them to continuously go after criminal elements in the State. He calls on the members of the public to avail themselves with security agencies hotlines for any distress call requiring prompt response.

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