Gunmen attack FCT community, police rescue 5 kidnap victims in Tungan Maje

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has rescued five kidnap suspects from Tungan Maje, a suburb of the territory.

Police Public Relations Officer for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manza, disclosed this in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja.

He said, “The Command wishes to inform the public that when it received a distress call on the kidnap of some persons on 10 September 2020, at about 0130hrs in Tungan Maje, a village bordering FCT and Niger state, and a joint team of Police operatives from the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Rapid Response Squad and Zuba Police Division responded swiftly to the occasion.

“During a fierce gun confrontation with the heavily armed hoodlums, the Police team successfully rescued five of the kidnapped victims.”

The spokesperson said, “Concerted effort has been deployed to rescue the remaining five victims that are still with the hoodlums who escaped into Niger state through a nearby forest that is surrounded by rocky terrain.”

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Meanwhile, the command has assured the public that protection of lives and property remained the core of its policing mandate and it would continue to inject fresh strategies that would place the security of the FCT at its optimum.

“The Command reassures members of the public of its commitment to deploy proactive crime-fighting measures to ensure the security of lives and property in FCT,” Manzah stated.

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