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Police rescue 2 abducted sisters after gun battle with kidnappers in Abuja

Operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to Asokoro Police Divisional Headquarters on Wednesday succeeded in rescuing two kidnapped victims after training the kidnappers at a checkpoint and engaging them in a shootout leading to the victims being abandoned.

FCT Police Spokesperson who confirmed the rescue said the feat was achieved when the Police in a coordinated operation rescued the 2 kidnapped victims in the early hours of 31st January 2024 at about 1:00 am.

“Following the report of the abduction of two persons later identified as Sarah Hassan and one Mrs Erima Bobo-John at Kobi Community of Abuja, in the early hours of Wednesday by some armed hoodlums.

“Police operatives of Asokoro Divisional Headquarters swiftly swung into action and trailed the kidnappers to Nyanya/Keffi road where they were blocked by operatives of the Nigerian Army on checkpoint operations.

‘On sighting the Police operatives, the bandits engaged them in a gun duel and were outlasted by the firepower of the Police which forced them to abandon the victims and scamper to safety through the nearby forest.

“The victims who have been reunited with their families, were rescued unhurt.

“The Command continues to enjoin residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.”


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