Retired Immigration officer, three others abducted in Abuja

NEWSMAN, Abuja – A retired Assistant Comptroller-General of Immigration, Abdulahi Rakieu, and three others have been abducted in the Tungan Maje area of Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory.

The kidnappers were said to have raided the victims’ houses and whisked them away.

They reportedly gained access to the residence by breaking the wall and destroying the anti-burglar irons.

 However, the police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, who confirmed Tungan Maje incident on Sunday, noted that the operatives had launched a rescue operation for the victims.

Also, the FCT Police Command has arrested six suspected kidnappers along the Apo area of the nation’s capital.

The suspects, Frank Ozor, 26; Nweke Uche, 19; Chester Uzor, 25; Chukwu Bethrand, 27; Chukwu Samuel, 25; and Kelechi Ngene, 26; were intercepted by police operatives on patrol on Saturday after the men abducted three persons.

Police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, said the suspects were arrested while attempting to relocate one of their victims, PUNCH reported.

“Further investigation led to the successful rescue of two other victims who identified the suspects,” she said in a statement titled, ‘Police rescue victims, arrest six suspects.’

Yusuf explained that the command had launched a strategic counter-kidnapping operation to checkmate rising insecurity in the FCT.

“We have deployed covert and overt crime-fighting strategies to strengthen security across the Federal Capital Territory, especially in areas with rugged terrain,” she said.

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