FCT Police Intelligence nabs kidnap kingpin declared wanted by Wike

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In an impressive feat, the FCT police command operatives have successfully apprehended Dahiru Adamu, one of the notorious kidnappers who had a 20 million naira reward placed their capture by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike.

Wike had declared N20million bounty on three suspected kidnappers who were at large.

The Minister, who joined FCT police boss to parade dozens of suspected kidnappers at the FCT Command Headquarters, Garki, Abuja, few days ago had noted that the days of insecurity and tension in the capital city are over.

He had urged the command to deploy more intelligence in stamping out all forms of criminality in Abuja.

According to the Minister then, “Go and fish the three remaining kidnappers out wherever they are. I put N20million bounty on their head. Go all out for them and fish them out. Everyday is for the thief, one day is for the owner of the house.

“They have terrorized us, but we told them we are coming. Police, make sure you train them in the best university in the world.  As you say we will not sleep, you will not sleep too.”

Commending the FCT police boss, Ben Igweh, the Minister said: “When you were posted to Port Harcourt, I knew what you did. When you were posted here, I was confident. Please do more on intelligence gathering.”

Police spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh who disclosed the incident said: “The Police operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to the Anti-kidnapping unit, in a continued effort against criminality in the Territory, raided two kidnappers’ camps bordering Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje area council on February 15, 2024 at around 12.am, dislodged the camps and arrested one Saidu Abdulkadir popularly known as ‘Dahiru Adamu’, who is the gang leader and one of the wanted suspects of the kidnapping syndicate paraded by the Police Command on February 14, 2024.


“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.


“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 wishes to reassure criminals in FCT that there is no hiding place for them.”


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