Local hunters in collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force and Department State Services (DSS) have rescued 14 victims kidnapped at Gauraka area of Niger State during a joint operation at the Byhazin-Bwari axis.
The joint operation, led by the FCT command’s anti-kidnapping squad combed the forests, engaged in a fierce gun duel with kidnappers, dislodged them and arrested two suspects while others escaped.
FCT command spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam in statement issued on Thursday said exhibits recovered from the kidnappers’ den were two AK-47 magazines and cooking utensils.
She said, “The victims who appeared frail after several days in captivity are currently receiving medical attention at the police medical facility.
“The command implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 and to report the conduct of police officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) Line: 09022222352,” she said.