More Suspects Arrested In Naheeba’s Killing As Police Nab Other Suspected Kidnappers

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FOLLOWING the gruesome murder of a young female resident in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, the Nigeria Police Force has dedicated all available resources towards the complete and utter eradication of every act of criminality in the country, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi has said.

The deceased, Naheeba, was kidnapped alongside her sisters at their family residence in the Bwari Area Council of the FCT on 3 January 2024.

However, operatives of the Special Intervention Squad (SIS), recently launched by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, have not only arrested one of the principal actors in the Naheeba’s gruesome murder, Idris Ishaku (aka Yellow), they have equally clamped down on crime and criminalities within and outside the FCT.

Reeling out the successful operations of the Police in the past few weeks, Adejobi said: “Police operatives had on 27 January arrested one Bello Umar, who was also part of the same kidnapping syndicate responsible for collecting ransom for each kidnapping operation carried out. 

“Operatives of the Nigeria Police had engaged this notorious syndicate the previous day and had neutralised five of them, including their gang leader, Mai Gemu (aka Godara), leading to the eventual rescue of kidnapped hostages and their reunion with their family members

“Again, Police operatives on 5 February 2024, neutralised one Isa Dei-Dei, a gang leader of another notorious kidnapping syndicate, terrorizing the Dei-Dei axis of the FCT. 

“In a similar event, in the early hours of 8 February, operatives of the FID-IRT engaged and neutralised a group of notorious kidnappers and gun runners along Keffi Gidan Wire Road in Nasarawa State.

“At noon on 15 February, combined teams of the FCT Anti-kidnapping Unit and local security operatives, working on credible intelligence, advanced to a bandit camp in Nasarawa State and engaged the bandits in an intense gun duel, which led to the bandits retreating and the rescue of two kidnapped victims, after three weeks of hostage. 

“Further investigation also led to the arrest of Saidu Abdulkadir (m), 38, who had been on the wanted list of the FCT Police Command as an informant to the bandits.

“On the 15th of February 2024, at about 8:30 pm, a report was made at Pankshin Division, Plateau State, that a group of unknown gunmen had invaded the residence of one Ann John (f) at GRA Pankshin, and abducted three persons to an unknown destination. 

“Upon receipt of this information, Police operatives swung into action, alongside local security operatives, and trailed the hoodlums into the bushes along Pankshin Dam, where they engaged them in a gun battle. 

“Perceiving the superior firepower of the Police operatives, the hoodlums quickly abandoned the kidnapped victims and fled. The victims were rescued and have been given medical attention. Efforts are being augmented to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.

“On the same 15th of February 2024, Nigeria Police operatives of the Nasarawa State Command arrested Daniel Akpadiaha (m) 42, for the attempted abduction of one Martha Dogara (f), 31, whom the suspect had met while returning home on the 13th of February 2024. 

“The suspect had offered her a ride in his vehicle which she obliged, and on getting to an isolated area, he brought out a knife and stabbed her multiple times. He then tried to force her into the boot of his vehicle but she managed to raise an alarm to alert people. This made the suspect abandon the victim and flee. 

“Upon arrest of the suspect and a resulting search of his residence, the victim’s clothes and bag were recovered as well as a locally made pistol.

“Operatives of the Lagos State Command Tactical Team, on the 15th of February at about 10:00 am, also raided several criminal hideouts at the Ijanikin, Alasia and Era axis of Lagos and arrested 22 suspects, including Emeka Collins (m), 36, who had been on the wanted list of the Lagos State Command.

“Day by day, the men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force continually strive and intensify efforts to tackle every form of crime and criminality, and ensure the transformation of our dear country into a haven for our good citizens”. 

To the deviants in the society, the Force spokesman said, “Let it be known that there is no place to hide nor flourish here. We will keep coming for you and eradicating you from our society until we attain the peace and tranquillity we desire.

“In the case of the Ekiti school pupils’ kidnapping and the killings of traditional rulers in Ekiti and Kwara, we assure Nigerians that we are closing in on the suspects and all of them involved will be apprehended in no distant time“, he stated.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

 

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