Police arrest 8 suspects over kidnapping in FCT

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested eight suspects over kidnapping along Shengwu-Tunga Maje, Gwagwalada, Kabusa Village and Durumi axis of Abuja.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Yusuf said three of the suspects were linked to the kidnap attempt on the Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Gwagwalada Branch, Mr David Aigbefoh.

She said the suspects were arrested during a co-ordinated intelligence operation on April 8, by Police operatives from the command’s anti-kidnapping squad.

According to her, the suspects were arrested at Shengwu Mountain, on the border between FCT and Niger.

She noted that the suspects had provided useful information on the activities of their syndicate.

Similarly, the command said it had arrested members of other kidnap syndicates operating along Gwagwalada and Kabusa Village axis of the FCT.