Police Boosts Security Around Abuja Communities, Arrests Criminals

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday has deployed additional Police personnel and operational asset to improve public safety and security in Kuje and Tunganmaje axis of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as other border communities in the FCT.

The CP noted that the operation which has since commenced has assisted the Police in arresting three suspects; Yahaya Haruna 40 years old, Isah Haruna 55 years old and Sani Mani aged 70 years for illegal possession of firearms and complicity in violent crimes including kidnapping and armed robbery in Kuje and Tunganmaje axis of the FCT.

One Yahaya Haruna was arrested by operatives of the Command’s anti-kidnapping unit in Tunganmaje market on 29th September, 2021 while in possession of a locally fabricated firearm. Investigations revealed that Yahaya is a member of notorious criminal gang that has been terrorizing residents in Tunganmaje community.

Similarly, Police operatives intercepted a vehicle loaded with food items being transported to an undisclosed location in Kuje area. Two (2) suspects were arrested by the Police team with the food items. Investigations also revealed that the food items and other logistics were being transported to a location in Kuje already being monitored by the command following reports of activities of kidnappers in the area.

The CP, while assuring the residents of the FCT of the renewed commitment of the Police in protecting their lives and property, enjoined them to continue to support the Police, particularly, by reporting all suspicious movements, emergencies and distresses, through the following numbers: 080320039130806158193807057337653 and 08028940883.

All the suspects will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation, the Police said.

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