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Police uncover bandits’ camps in Kaduna forest, arrest suspects


The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has discovered bandit camps in the Gidan Dogo and Kweti forests in Kaduna State, near Abuja.

The operation took place on Friday, following reliable intelligence about the criminal activities in these areas.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the news in a statement on Sunday.

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Adeh reported that the police arrested four suspects: Yahaya Abubakar from Mpape, Mohammed Mohamed from Zuba, and ex-convicts Umar Aliyu and Nura Abdullahi.

“The suspects have freely confessed to being members of a notorious bandit syndicate with the name ‘Mai One Million’, responsible for a series of kidnapping incidents in the territory,” Adeh said.

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The coordinated operation led to a shootout between the bandits and the security operatives, resulting in the bandits fleeing and the rescue of victims. “The illegally erected structures by the kidnappers in all the patrolled camps were all decimated,” Adeh added.

The rescued victims have been reunited with their families and loved ones. FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth C. Igweh, praised the security operatives for their efforts in combating criminality in the nation’s capital.

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