FCT: Police invade bandits’ hideouts, arrest suspects

The operatives of the FCT Police command in collaboration with the special forces of Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army and DSS hunters,  weekend stormed some identified kidnappers’ hideouts and arrested four suspects.

FCT Police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, a Superintendent of Police,  stated this in a statement Sunday.

She listed the hideouts as Gidan Dogo and Kweti Forest, Kaduna state, bordering the FCT.

The suspects are 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.

Ms Adeh said the police stormed the kidnappers’ camps at about 10 a.m, acting on credible intelligence.

She stated that the suspects have all confessed to the membership of a notorious bandit syndicate known as “Mai One Million” responsible for kidnappings and other crimes in the territory.

“The suspects freely confessed to being members of a notorious bandit syndicate with the name ‘Mai One Million,’ responsible for  series of kidnappings and other heinous crimes in FCT and its environs,” she said.

Ms Adeh also said some kidnapped victims were rescued while “the illegally erected structures by the kidnappers in all the patrolled camps were all decimated.” (Premium Times)