Four kidnap victims have been rescued from a notorious kidnappers‘ den at Sauni Hills, Lambata, Federal Capital Territory-Niger boundary.
This followed a special operation launched by police operatives from the FCT Command, according to a statement by spokesman DSP Anjuguri Manzah on Monday evening.
“The special operation which led to the rescue of the victims and clearing of the criminals’ hideout located in a remote mountainous setting, was sequel to a distress call received at Gwagwalda Division that two persons, a male and a female, were kidnapped from their home by some heavily armed persons on February 8, 2020.
“While two of the rescued victims, Alhaji Umaru Salihu ‘m’, and Mariam Umaru ‘f’ were kidnapped from their home in Pagada village on 8th February, 2020 at about 0100hrs, the two other victims, Zilkifilu Usman ‘m’ and Usman Shuaibu ‘m, informed the police that they were kidnapped from Niger State on 2nd February, 2020, while in transit.
“The Command wishes to appreciate vigilantes in the axis, who in the spirit of community policing, supported the police during the operation,” the statement said.