Security forces have arrested three suspected kidnappers in connection with a kidnapping incident at Kasanki village in the Gwagwalada area of Abuja.
Spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, DSP Josephine Adeh, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, said the suspects, Abubakar Umaru, Nasiru Umaru, and Haruna Sulu, all of Niger State, were arrested by operatives of the “Operation G-7”.
According to the PPRO, the arrest was made three hours after the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Babaji Sunday, flagged off the second phase of a special anti-crime operation, codenamed “Operation G-7,” in collaboration with the heads of other security agencies in the FCT.
Adeh said the operatives stormed a suspected criminal camp at Gulida village, a border community with Abaji, at about 4 am on Tuesday, December 13, leading to the arrest of the suspects and recovery of exhibits.
“The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CP Babaji Sunday, in collaboration with the Heads of other Security Agencies in the FCT, flagged-off the second phase of a special anti-crime operation, codenamed Operation G-7, to combat violent crimes in the FCT and other neighboring/border states to the FCT,” the statement read.
“The second phase of Operation G-7 is an improvement on the 1st Phase flagged up earlier in the year. The 2nd Phase, which is a product of assessment of performance of the 1st phase, would engender improved inter-agency collaboration, proactive crime prevention and law enforcement activities, and dedicated spirit on the part of the security community, to keep the FCT, its neighboring States, safe and secure.
“The CP noted that the special operation has become necessary as part of preparations by the security community to ensure a hitch-free Christmas and New Year Festivities, amongst other imperatives.
“He added that the rejigged operation has begin to yield positive result as operatives arrested 3 suspected Kidnappers namely: Abubakar Umaru, Nasiru Umaru, and Haruna Sulu, all male residents of Niger State, in connection with the kidnapping incident at Kasanki village in Gwagwalada Area of the FCT on December 12, 2022.
“The arrest was made possible following an intelligence-led operation by the operatives of Operation G7. The operatives stormed a suspected criminal camp at Gulida village, a border community with Abaji, at about 04:00hrs on December 13, 2022 and the unrelenting efforts led to arrest of the suspects and the recovery of exhibits.
“The CP, while addressing the Operatives during the flag-off, charged them to ensure that criminal elements have no breathing space in the FCT.
“He enjoined residents to trust and continue to support the police with credible and timely information, through the following numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached at 0902 222 2352.”