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Police arrest wanted Abuja kidnapper, Dahiru Adamu after Wike’s N20m bounty

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have arrested a wanted notorious kidnapper, Saidu Abdulkadir, popularly known as Dahiru Adamu. 

This comes barely three days after the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike placed a N20m bounty on the suspect and one other wanted kidnapper, Abu Ibrahim. 

FCT Police Commissioner, CP Benneth Igwe, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to newsmen at the command headquarters, on Friday, February 16, 2024. 

Police arrest wanted Abuja kidnapper, Dahiru after Wike?s N20m bounty

He said following a raid on kidnappers ‘camps bordering Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje area council, at about midnight on Thursday, the bandits, on sighting the operatives, opened fire and engaged the police in a gun duel, but were eventually overpowered.

“The Police operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to the Anti-kidnapping unit, in a continued effort against criminality in the Territory, raided two (2) kidnappers’ camps bordering Nasarawa and Abuja via Kuje area council on 15/02/2024 at about 12 am, dislodged the camps and arrested one Saidu Abdulkadir ‘m’ popularly known as (Dahiru Adamu), who is the gang leader and one of the wanted suspects of the kidnapping syndicate paraded by the Police Command on 14th February 2024,” the CP stated. 

“The bandits on sighting the police operatives, opened fire and engaged the Police in an intense gun duel and were eventually overpowered by the Police, as one Habu Yakubu and Isufu Abubakar, earlier abducted from Kwaita village via Pegi district of Kuje area council, were rescued unhurt and the suspect arrested,” he said.

Igwe said two kidnap victims, Habu Yakubu and Isufu Abubakar, who were earlier abducted from Kwaita village through Pegi district of Kuje area council, were rescued unhurt during the raid at the kidnappers’ den.

“And preliminary investigation by our command revealed that the suspect masterminded the kidnap and killing of the district head of Ketti community in AMAC, Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, ” the CP said

According to him, the arrest of Adamu was a huge success for the command and the FCT administration, which he said would restore peace and security in the territory

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The commissioner commended Nyesom Wike, FCT Minister, for his support and encouragement to the police and also thanked the public for their cooperation and information that led to the arrest

He, however, said that the command would not relent in its efforts to rid the FCT of all criminal elements while urging residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect masterminded the kidnap and killing of one Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti village,” he added. 

While efforts are still ongoing to apprehend the other wanted suspects on the run, the Commissioner reassured criminals in FCT that there is no hiding place for them

He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352. 

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