Police apprehend another wanted kidnapper in FCT

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In a significant breakthrough, operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have apprehended Samaila Fafa, alias Habu Ibrahim, the elusive kidnapper on whom the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, had placed a staggering N20 million bounty. This arrest marks a crucial victory in the fight against crime in the region.

According to Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, the apprehension occurred on February 24, 2024, at approximately 7:05 pm. The arrest followed a meticulously planned operation based on credible intelligence, as law enforcement agents descended upon Sardauna Forest in the Toto area of Nasarawa State.

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The pursuit of Fafa, also known as Habu Ibrahim, intensified after Wike, on February 14, 2024, announced the bounty on two notorious bandits, including Fafa, suspected of terrorizing the Abuja region. This declaration was made during a meeting with the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh, where Wike underscored the urgency of tackling the escalating security threats in the area.

Earlier, the FCT police’s anti-kidnapping unit had successfully apprehended Saidu Abdulkadir, alias Dahiru Adamu, the first of the two wanted kidnappers, in a daring raid on February 15, 2024. This operation targeted kidnappers’ camps straddling Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje Area Council.

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Adeh revealed that Fafa, upon interrogation, confessed to orchestrating numerous kidnappings in the FCT and its surroundings. Shockingly, these criminal acts included the abduction and subsequent murder of Barr. Chris Agidy, who provided legal assistance to Senator Ned Nwoko, and Mr. Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the esteemed district head of Ketti Village. Notably, Fafa led police operatives to the location where Barr. Chris Agidy’s remains were discovered, underscoring the gravity of his crimes.

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As investigations continue, CP Benneth Igwe reaffirmed the police’s unwavering dedication to stamping out crime and ensuring the safety of residents. This latest breakthrough demonstrates the effectiveness of collaborative efforts in combating criminal elements and upholding law and order in the FCT and its environs.

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