Police arrests 6 Igbo kidnappers in Abuja, rescues victims

* Will the Igbos in Abuja be stereotyped as Fulani herdsmen have been in the southeast - Ardo Dawud

The Periscope reporter

* Urges residents to report any suspicious persons, activities to FCT Police Command Control numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883

Operatives of the FCT Police Command, acting on credible intelligence, on Saturday 6th February,2021 arrested six suspected Igbo, not Fulani herdsmen, kidnappers along Apo axis.

A statement by FCT Police Spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam named the suspects as Frank Ozor 26, Nweke Uche 19, Chester Uzor 25, Chukwu Bethrand 27, Chukwu Samuel 25 and Kelechi Ngene 26, all male.

The suspects who had earlier abducted three persons were arrested by eagle-eyed Police Operatives on routine patrol while attempting to relocate one of their victims.

Further investigation led to the rescue of two other victims who identified the suspects.

“Consequently, the Command has deployed covert and overt crime-fighting strategies to strengthen security across the Federal Capital Territory, especially areas with cumbersome terrain.

“In addition, the Command has launched a strategic counter-kidnapping operation to checkmate the emerging security concerns.

“Furthermore, the Command is working closely with sister security agencies, key stakeholders and community leaders to rid the FCT of criminal elements.

“While urging residents to remain calm and law-abiding, the Command enjoins FCT residents to report any suspicious persons or activities around their vicinity at the nearest Police Division or report the same through any of the FCT Police Command Control numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883,” Yusuf said.

The activities of the suspected kidnappers have instigations questions among the Fulani, whether or not the Igbos in Abuja would be considered as predators as Fulani herdsmen were considered in the southeast, because of the negligible number of bad eggs from among them, without the constituted authority in the area protecting the lives and properties of the law abiding innocent people.

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