The Anti-Kidnapping squad of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, in collaboration with the Nigerian Army, executed a successful operation on Saturday night, rescuing numerous individuals who had been kidnapped in the Zuma 1 area of Bwari Area Council on January 2.
The rescue operation, conducted around Kajuru forest in Kaduna state at approximately 11:30 pm on Saturday, resulted in the successful recovery of victims who had fallen prey to suspected bandits during an attack on Zuma community in Bwari Area Council.
The assault, which occurred on January 2nd and 3rd, saw the abduction of about 10 individuals, including Mansoor Kadriyar, a father, and his six daughters.
As reported by Vanguard, the bandits, demanding a ransom of N60 million, tragically killed the eldest daughter, Nabeeha, due to a delay in payment. Subsequently, they increased the ransom to N100 million.
Another three persons had earlier been kidnapped by bandits in the early hours at Barangoni area also in Bwari area council after inflicting gunshot injury on a vigilante during the incident.
According to the statement, “CP Haruna Garba appreciated the Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun for the deployment of the newly commissioned Special Intervention Squad, which has given an uplift to the existing security architecture of the FCT.”
Noting that “it has brewed public confidence, CP Garba reiterated the Commands commitment to sustaining the robust security deployment made in the area and other parts of the Territory for the utmost maintenance of peace for all and sundry.”
In an official statement, SP Josephine Adeh, representing the FCT Police Command, expressed gratitude to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, for deploying the newly commissioned Special Intervention Squad.
CP Haruna Garba, recognizing the contributions of the Special Intervention Squad, reiterated the command’s commitment to maintaining robust security deployment in the region and other parts of the territory.