Global Upfront Newspapers
Cover Life News

Hunter Killed In Joint Police Gunfight Against Bandits In Abuja, 4 Abducted Victims Rescued

A yet-to-be-identified hunter has been gunned down by bandit kidnappers during a joint operation with the Police while four abducted victims were rescued in Chukuku forest in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

The FCT Commissioner of Police (CP) Sunday Babaji, who disclosed the incident to journalists at the Police Command headquarters in Abuja, on Wednesday said the operation was carried out following credible information about the movement of some suspected bandits holding some victims hostage at Dadu Hill.

He said it was upon receiving the information that the police command in a concerted effort with members of the Destiny Hunters stormed Dadu Hills, through Chukwuku village to engage the bandits in a fierce gun battle.

Moreso, the CP said it was during the crossfire that one of the hunters fell by the bullet of the bandits as he noted that the bandit’s hideout was dislodged while four abducted victims in captivity were rescued unhurt.

According to him, the joint operation was carried out at about 06:00hrs on Tuesday and he gave the names of the rescued victims as Mustahudeen Sani, Felix Vaa, Adamu Isah and Abdulsalam Uzugi.

“And all the victims who were reportedly kidnapped between the 23rd and 25th of May 2022 at Kiyi while one of them, Abdulsalam Uzugi, was kidnapped at Anguwan Gade extension of Kuje Area council,” he said.

CP Sunday, however, said some of the bandits escaped with various degrees of gunshot injuries owing to the superior firepower of the joint team.

He said the victims were taken to the hospital for medical examination and subsequently reunited with their families.

The police commissioner, while extending his condolences to the family of the deceased hunter, reassured residents of the command’s unflinching commitment to riding the territory of crime and criminality.

He, therefore, urged residents of the FCT to remain vigilant, and strengthen their partnership with the police as touching the rendition of prompt and actionable intelligence by reporting any suspicious or abnormal occurrence through the command emergency lines through; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883.

Advertize With Us

See Also

AfDB Panel Report on 27th Jul. 2020

Global Upfront

UK Coronavirus tests advised for people who lose taste or smell

Global Upfront

Peter Obi Meets Anambra State Stakeholders At APGA Govt House Lodge, Declare Intention To Contest 2023 Presidential Election

Global Upfront

Two days after Saudi Arabia return, Buhari jets out to United Kingdom, France on official trips

Global Upfront

Nigerian Leaders Must Step Up Collective War Against Insecurity, Says UN

Global Upfront

Nigeria records 307 new COVID-19 cases, total now 10,162

Global Upfront

Nigerian Army Aviation Set For Take Off As India Begins Phase-II Flying Training For 6 Officers

Global Upfront

Terrorists may shift radicalisation online, says Buhari

Global Upfront

What Makes Hate A Unique Emotion – And Why That Matters

Global Upfront

Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappe… 20 footballers who have broken Guinness World Records

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More