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Police in FCT rescue 3 hostages, arrest firearms supplier


By Hassan Zaggi       

                               
Operatives attached to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, have rescued three persons who  were taken hostage by armed men last Thursday.

They kidnapped victims were rescued by the police in a joint operation with vigilantes and hunters along Sabon Gari  and Shapete villages of Kwali axis of the FCT.

The victims, according to police sources, include Amina Ahmadu, Furaira Yahaya  and Jahori Umaru.

This is even as the police operatives have also arrested one  Matthew Vaaswem suspected to be supplying firearms to   kidnap syndicates operating along Tungan Maje in the FCT and Gawu axis of Niger State.
The suspect have since confessed to the crime.

He, was, however, arrested at Tipper-Garage, Gwagwalada by eagle-eyed operatives of Gwagwalada Division.

Preliminary investigation reveals that, he belongs to a gunrunning syndicate.

A statement by the Command Spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf, therefore, advised residents of the FCT to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.

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