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Two Ex-convicts, Others Arrested As FCT Police Raid Kidnappers Camps

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, in a joint operation with other security forces, raided kidnappers’ camps on the borders of Abuja on Friday.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, disclosed this in a statement posted on X.com on Sunday.

The statement read, “The operatives of the FCT Police command, in synergy with the special forces of Guards Grigade and DSS hunters, in a continued effort against criminality in FCT, on June 7, 2024, at about 10am, acting on credible intelligence, stormed some identified kidnappers camps at Gidan Dogo and Kweti Forest, Kaduna State, bordering FCT, trailed and arrested four suspects: Yahaya Abubakar, 25 ‘m’ of Mpape, Mohammed Mohamed 32 ‘m’ of Zuba( an ex-convict), Umar Aliyu 20 and Nura Abdullahi 32, also an ex-convict at Kubwa and Zuba hills, respectively.”

The statement added that the suspects confessed to being members of a notorious bandit syndicate with the name “Mai One Million.”

The “Mai One Million” gang was said to be responsible for a series of kidnappings and other heinous crimes in FCT and its environs.

A shootout was reported to have ensued between the bandits and the security operatives, which forced the bandits to flee.

The security operatives also rescued victims who were said to have been reunited with their families, and “the illegally erected structures by the kidnappers in all the patrolled camps were all decimated.”

In the statement, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh, lauded the operation’s success and urged residents to stay vigilant and report suspicious activities.

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