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Police Foil Kidnap of 19 Persons in FCT

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The police in the FCT had on wednesday, thwarted an attempt by gunmen to abduct 19 persons on the Pei-leilei road along Kwali axis.

The gunmen however succeeded in escaping into the forest around the axis, with 3 persons taken captive.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the command spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, sha said the rescue of the 19 persons was conducted by a joint team of police operatives from the Command “who responded promptly to the occasion and engaged the heavily armed hoodlums in a fierce gun duel”.

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The statement titled, “Police foil attempted kidnap of 19 persons along Pei-leilei road,’ read, “The command reassures members of the public of its unflinching commitment to deploy proactive crime-fighting measures to ensure the security of lives and property in FCT ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebration.”

Over 12 persons have been reported kidnapped in the Kuje and Kwali axis of the FCT in the past three weeks.

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Five persons were kidnapped penultimate Wednesday in a village along Pegi, Kuje Area Council, Abuja as the police says it has launched an operation to rescue the victims.

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