Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police arrest 42 suspects over rape, kidnapping

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday said it arrested 42 suspects over rape, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the territory.

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command, Mr Bala Ciroma, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja.

He said that 26 of the suspects were kidnap syndicates arrested during a Joint Counter Kidnapping Operation involving the Police, the Military and other security agencies tagged “Operation Sharan Daji”.

Ciroma said that the suspects were part of different kidnap syndicates operating along Kuje, Rubochi, Kwali and Abaji axis of the FCT.

He said that the exhibit recovered from the suspects were four locally fabricated fire arms, one dane gun with 10-round cylinder loader, four cartridges and three cutlasses.