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How police, DSS in Abuja overpowered kidnappers, rescued teenage victims


How police, DSS in Abuja overpowered kidnappers, rescued teenage victims

The FCT Police Command, in collaboration Department of State Services (DSS), engaged kidnappers in an intense gun duel over the weekend, ultimately rescuing two female victims.

A statement signed by SP Josephine Adeh, anipr, FCT Police Public Relations Officer, revealed that the victims, Mart Ojadi, aged 15, and Evelyn Chinaza, aged 12, had been abducted from Guto village in Bwari on June 30, 2024, at approximately 1:30 p.m.

The successful rescue operation unfolded after the command’s anti-kidnapping unit swiftly responded to reports of a sudden attack, mobilising to the scene to confront the kidnappers and secure the safe release of the young girls.

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“Displaying remarkable bravery, the police, in synergy with DSS hunters, trailed and advanced on the assailant, tactically ambushing them at Gauraka Forest, Niger State, bordering FCT.

“This led to an intense gun duel as the kidnappers were overwhelmed by the operatives, forcing them to scamper to safety through the nearby bushes with varying degrees of bullet injuries, and the two kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt.”

The police spokesperson further revealed that, while the victims have since been reunited with their family, the commissioner of police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, reaffirmed the command’s unflinching commitment to maintaining peace and security in the nation’s capital.

He also urged the residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines in reporting suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, and 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.”

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