FCT Police, Military Raid Bandits’ Camps, Arrest 6


By Our Reporter

The Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory in conjunction with the Nigerian Army Guards Brigade have arrested suspected six bandits.

The intelligence officers carried out the operations at bandits’ camps located in Kaduna and Niger states’ forests bordering the FCT.

SP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Command’s PRO, in a statement dated July 5, 2024 and made available to newsmen, said the operatives of the FCT Police Command from the anti-kidnapping unit, in synergy with troops of the Nigerian Army Guards Brigade, conducted clearance operations in some identified bandits’ camps in Kaduna and Niger states, respectively.

According to her, the operation was in the continued efforts against criminality in the FCT.

She said, “In the continued effort and stride against criminality in the Federal Capital Territory, the operatives of the FCT police command from the anti-kidnapping unit, in synergy with troops of the Nigerian Army Guards Brigade, conducted clearance operations in some identified bandits’ camps in Kaduna and Niger states, respectively, all bordering FCT.

“The security operatives, in a streak of well-coordinated operations between June 30 and July 4, 2024, stormed some identified bandits’ camps in Gidan Dogo and Jerei forests, Kaduna State, and Niger State, all bordering FCT, and apprehended six (6) suspects.”

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The suspects made useful statements in connection with their involvement in kidnapping in FCT and its environs, it was gathered.

SP Josephine said the security operatives were still navigating the identified bandits’ camps and hideouts in the forests and hills in and around FCT.

The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, has reaffirmed the command’s steadfast commitment to ensuring the security and safety of residents of the nation’s capital, and urged the residents to be vigilant.


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