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Police arrest wanted kidnapper Abdulkadir terrorrising Abuja

The FCT Police Command’s Anti-kidnapping unit has carried out a raid on two kidnappers’ camps near the Nasarawa-Abuja border via Kuje area council. 

The opperatives apprehended one suspect, Saidu Abdulkadir, also known as Dahiru Adamu, as part of their ongoing efforts to combat crime in the Territory.

He was arrested on February 15, at about 12 AM.

Saidu Abdulkadir is the gang leader and one of the wanted suspects of the kidnapping syndicate paraded by the Police Command on 14th February, 2024.

Recall the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday announced a N20 million bounty on two criminals terrorizing residents of the territory, dead or alive.

Wike said this while speaking at the Police Command in FCT, where 15 arrested suspected kidnappers and one chance rubbers were paraded.

The bounty was in response to the Police Commissioner’s remarks that two other criminals were still on the run, adding that the police were on their trail.

According to a statement issued on Friday, February 16, by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, the bandits on sighting the police  operatives, opened fire and engaged the Police in an intense gun duel and were eventually overpowered by the Police, as one Habu Yakubu and Isufu Abubakar, earlier abducted from Kwaita village via Pegi district of Kuje area council, were rescued unhurt and the suspect arrested.

Adeh said: “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect masterminded the kidnap and killing of one Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti village.

“While effort is till ongoing to apprehend the other wanted suspects on the run,  the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, wishes to reassure criminals in FCT that there is no hiding place for them. He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.”

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