Police Neutralize Notorious Wanted Kidnappers, Destroy Camp In Mpape-FCT


The Nigeria Police Force have said that its operatives of the Intelligence Bureau – Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT), successfully attacked, neutralized and eliminated many notorious kidnappers including the kidnapping kingpin identified as Musa Wada (Sabo) Magaji, in an operation conducted around Mpape, Abuja.

The police also said that its team also destroyed the camps of the dreaded kidnappers who have been thorns in the flesh of Abuja residents in recent times.

A statement by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi , Force Public Relations Officer, said that the armed bandits engaged the police operatives in a gun battle that lasted for about 30 minutes, which left many of the bandits fatally injured, while one of the police operatives sustained bullet wounds.

ACP Adejobi said that the significant achievement follows closely on the heels of the neutralization of Abubakar Wada, an associate of Musa Wada, on February 8, 2024, who served as a lead to their hideout.

According to the Police; “Musa Wada, aka Sabo, was the mastermind behind numerous kidnappings for ransom activities plaguing areas including Mpape and Bwari in the FCT; Kagarko in Kaduna; Masaka, and Nukun Village in Nasarawa State.

“His modus operandi involved identifying wealthy targets and mobilizing armed gangs to carry out abductions for ransom.

“The successful raid on their hideout, situated in the outskirts of Mpape Hills, was conducted by the brave men of the FIB-IRT through a surprise assault, resulting in the elimination of these notorious criminals.

“Additionally, items recovered from the hideout include mobile phones, multiple SIM cards, charms, and hard drugs, which are crucial pieces of evidence aiding ongoing investigations,” Adejobi said.

The Police further said that efforts are on to recover additional arms and ammunition and other equipment they use for their nefarious operations.

Adejobi said that the Nigeria Police Force remain resolute in its commitment to combating crime and ensuring the safety and security of all citizens, stressing that the Force will continue to employ proactive measures to dismantle criminal networks and bring perpetrators of heinous crimes to justice, against all odds.

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