The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has successfully rescued five individuals who were abducted by two separate gangs of kidnappers in Abuja. The operation was conducted by a joint team comprising the FCT Special Intervention Squad and the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit.
SP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, shared details of the rescue operations during a press conference held at the Command Headquarters. She recounted two distinct incidents that led to the successful rescue missions.
The first incident involved a couple, Blessing and Joshua Eze. On January 27, around 11:30 pm, Blessing was found with a bullet wound in a Toyota Corolla after their vehicle was attacked and Joshua was abducted. Following a distress call to the Iddo Division, the police initiated a swift operation. The combined efforts of the IGP-Special Intervention Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Unit, and other tactical sections resulted in the rescue of Joshua Eze from the Kuje Forest on January 28, at about 06:20 pm.
In another incident reported on January 28, Peter Ede and ThankGod Ogunyi informed the Karmo Division about an attack during their prayer session at Idu Gbagyi mountain in Karmo. Three members of their group were kidnapped by approximately seven armed criminals. Police operatives, led by CSP Abaya Haruna, DPO of Karmo Division, responded immediately. They conducted extensive searches in the surrounding areas and engaged in a gun battle with the kidnappers. As a result, the three abductees – Igbodi Emeka, Precious Uche, and Eric Chukwudi – were rescued without harm.