FCT Police arrests suspected firearms supplier, armed robbers, recovers exhibits ….. rescues three hostages

The FCT Police Command on Monday 16th August, 2021 arrested one Matthew Vaaswem ‘m’ 30years who is suspected to be supplying firearms to suspected kidnap syndicates operating along Tungan Maje in the FCT and Gawu axis of Niger State.
The suspect who confessed to the crime was arrested at Tipper-Garage, Gwagwalada by eagle-eyed operatives of Gwagwalada Division. Preliminary investigation revealed that, he belonged to a gunrunning syndicate.
Arrested suspects
Police said effort was in top gear to arrest fleeing suspects. Exhibits recovered from the suspect were: two (2) single barrel dane guns and two (2) locally fabricated short guns.
Similarly, on Thursday 19th August,2021 operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad in a Joint Operation with Vigilantes and Hunters rescued three(3) hostages along Sabon Gari and Shapete Villages of Kwali axis. The victims who were taken hostage by armed men in the wee hours of Thursday were rescued during the Joint Operation. The victims rescued are: Amina Ahmadu ‘f’ 20years, Furaira Yahaya ‘f’ 27years and Jahori Umaru ‘m’ 35years.
Rescued hostages
In another development, Police Operatives from Gwagwa Division arrested three (3) suspected armed robbers. The suspects one Idris Ibrahim 21years, Adamu Husseini 19years and Mohammed Hassan 19years all male , met their waterloo while attempting to break into their victims residence in Gwagwa. They further confessed to being responsible for terrorizing Gwagwa axis. Exhibits recovered includes: one (1) cutlass.

The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigations.

The Command therefore implored residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 , also to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) Line : 09022222352

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