The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has foiled the attempt of gunmen to kidnap 19 persons on the Pei-leilei road along Kwali axis.
The FCT Police also said it was making efforts to rescue the three victims in custody of the gunmen who escaped into the forest on Wednesday.
According to a statement by the command spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, said the release of the 19 persons was conducted by a joint team of police operatives from the Command “who responded promptly to the occasion and engaged the heavily armed hoodlums in a fierce gun duel” on Thursday.
The statement was titled, ‘Police foil attempted kidnap of 19 persons along Pei-leilei road.’
The statement reads, “The command reassures members of the public of its unflinching commitment to deploy proactive crime-fighting measures to ensure the security of lives and property in FCT ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebration.”