The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police command has announced the successful rescue of 14 abducted persons at Ukya village in Nasarawa State, which borders Abuja.
The rescue operation was carried out by operatives from the anti-kidnapping unit and the Rubochi Division Police Headquarters at approximately 5:30 on Wednesday.
FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, revealed on Thursday that the hostages were rescued unhurt and have since been joyfully reunited with their families.
In a press statement, Adeh explained, “The combined team, acting on credible intelligence, stormed a kidnapper’s den located at Ukya village via Nasarawa state, bordering FCT.
On sighting the police operatives, the hoodlums engaged in open fire, resulting in a gun duel. The police operatives neutralized one of the kidnappers as the rest fled to a nearby forest with various degrees of bullet wounds.”
FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna G Garba, psc, reiterated his commitment to eradicating criminality in all forms within the FCT and maintaining peace for the well-being of all residents.