FCT police engage kidnappers in gun duel, rescue victims


Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT police command on Sunday engaged unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in a gun battle in the Bwari Area Council.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.

According to the PPRO, following a distress call about the attack, operatives of the command led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth C. Igweh, swiftly mobilised to the scene.

She said the police, in synergy with local hunters, advanced on the assailants, tactically ambushing them at Ushafa Hill via Bwari and Shishipe Hills via Mpape.

“This led to a fierce gun duel as the hoodlums were overwhelmed by the firepower of the operatives, forcing them to scamper to safety with various degrees of bullet injuries, and the victims were rescued.

“While one of the rescued victims is still in the hospital receiving medical attention, the commissioner of police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, reaffirms the command’s steadfast dedication to maintaining peace and security in the Territory, as search operations are ongoing to rescue other hostages who fled the scene during the shootout”, the statement added

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