The Federal Capital Territory Police Command said it has rescued 19 kidnapped victims in Abuja while the kidnappers escaped with three victims after a fierce duel.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, by the Spokesperson of the Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam.
She explained that this followed a swift response to a distress call, that the victims were kidnapped on Pei-leilei road along Kwali axis on Wednesday.
According to her, the rescue operation 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.
She, however, said that concerted effort was being made to rescue the remaining three victims in the custody of the hoodlums who escaped into the bordering forest.
According to her, the Command reassured 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.
He advised the members of the public that in case of any emergency or distress to call the following numbers; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.
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We have rescued 19 kidnapped victims in Abuja ― Police