The operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command rescued five abductees in Abuja from kidnappers in Abuja.
The five victims were saved from the hands of the notorious men through a combined team of the FCT Special Intervention Squad and the FCT Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit.
This development was made known in Monday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, during a press conference with crime reporters at the Command Headquarters.
Adeh said, “I am honoured to give you an update on the rescue of abducted victims by the command.“On January 27, at about 11:30pm, a distress call was received at the Iddo Division that sounds of gunshots were heard around Sabon Lugbe axis.
A police patrol team was drafted to the scene where one Blessing Eze, female, was met with a bullet wound on her shoulder inside a Toyota Corolla with RSH 724 KC, black in colour.
“Blessing explained that she and her husband, Joshua Eze, were returning home when some hoodlums in an unknown vehicle double-crossed them, fired at their vehicle and abducted her husband to an unknown destination.
“In response, the IGP-Special Intervention Squad and the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command and other tactical sections swung into action, and the victim (Eze) was rescued unhurt at the Kuje Forest on January 28, at about 06:20 pm.
The FCT PPRO also said, “On receipt of the report, police operatives from Karmo Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Abaya Haruna, swiftly mobilised to the scene, combed the surrounding bushes and hills between Karmo and Gwagwa, and engaged the hoodlums in a serious gun duel.
“The three victims namely one Igbodi Emeka, male; Precious Uche, female, and Eric Chukwudi, male, were rescued unhurt.”