Police Arrest Wanted Abuja-Based Kidnapper ‘Dahiru Adamu’


A wanted kidnap kingpin, Dahiru Adamu, has been arrested, two days after the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike placed a bounty of N20 million on him and his counterpart, Abu Ibrahim.

On Wednesday, Wike placed the bounty on the suspected terrorists, allegedly responsible for attacking and kidnapping two defence staff at an Army Estate in Abuja and kidnappings across the capital city.

Adamu, whose real name is Saudi Abdulkadir was arrested on Thursday, by the FCT Police Command attached to the Anti-kidnapping unit following a kidnapper’s raid at a camp bordering Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje area council.

The FCT Police Command, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Josephine Adeh on Friday, said the operation occurred at midnight.

The statement read partly: “In a continued effort against criminality in the Territory, raided two (2) kidnappers’ camps bordering Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje area council on 15/02/2024 at about midnight, dislodged the camps and arrested one Saidu Abdulkadir ‘m’ 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 14th February 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 still 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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