FCT Police Engage Kidnappers In Gun Duel, Rescue Victims


The operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday, engaged some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in a gun battle in the Bwari Area Council.

SP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Monday, may 20.

According to the PPRO, after receiving a distress call regarding the incident, operatives from the command led by Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth C. Igweh, were quickly deployed to the spot.

She claimed that the police, in collaboration with local hunters, advanced on the perpetrators, strategically ambushing them at Ushafa Hill via Bwari and Shishipe Hills via Mpape.

The statement reads, “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”.

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