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Police flag-off anti-crime operation in Abuja, arrest 3 suspected kidnappers

The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Babaji Sunday, in collaboration with the heads of other security agencies, have flagged-off another phase of a special anti-crime operation, codenamed Operation G-7, to combat violent crimes in the nation’s capital.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, said the second phase of Operation G-7 is an improvement on the first version which commenced operations earlier this year.

According to the statement, the CP noted that the special operation was part of preparations by the security agencies to ensure a hitch-free Christmas and New Year festivities in the territory and its environment.

The police boss added that the rejigged operation has begun to yield positive results namely the arrest of suspects Abubakar Umaru, Nasiru Umaru, and Haruna Sulu, all male residents of Niger State.

The arrest followed a kidnapping incident at Kasanki village in Gwagwalada Area of the FCT on Sunday.

According to the statement: “The arrest was made possible following an intelligence-led operation by the operatives of Operation G7.

“The operatives stormed a suspected criminal camp at Gulida village, a border community with Abaji, at about 4 am on December 13, 2022 and the unrelenting efforts led to arrest of the suspects and the recovery of exhibits. ”

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The CP, while addressing the operatives during the flag-off, charged them to ensure that criminal elements have no breathing space in the FCT.

Guardian

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