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Police foil fresh kidnap attempt In Abuja, kill gang leader

Persecondnews reports that the Federal Capital Territory, especially the Bwari Area Council and its environs, has been facing an alarming surge in kidnapping, prompting growing concerns among residents and authorities.

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The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that its operatives from the Force Intelligence-Intelligence Rapid Response Team (DFI-IRT) have foiled a fresh kidnapping attempt in Abuja.

The operatives killed the kidnapping gang’s leader, Isa Dei-Dei, according to the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who made this announcement on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday.

According to ACP Adejobi, the police’s knowledge of the notorious bandit group’s hideout served as the basis for the operation.

“At about 1015 HRS on the 5th of February 2024, operatives of the DFI-IRT, acting on intelligence, got information on the hideout of a notorious bandit group in the suburbs of the FCT, led by one Isa Dei-Dei, and immediately proceeded to the location for possible arrest.

“Upon closing in on them, they sited the police and fled. The operatives immediately went after them, which led to a fierce gun duel.

“In the process, the notorious Isa Dei-Dei was neutralized while other members of the syndicate managed to escape with gunshot injuries.

“We therefore urge members of the public, most especially medical practitioners, to call our attention to anyone or patients seen with gunshot wounds for further investigation,” Adejobi’s wrote.

Persecondnews reports that the Federal Capital Territory, especially the Bwari Area Council and its environs, has been facing an alarming surge in kidnapping, prompting growing concerns among residents and authorities.

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