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Police Nab Abuja Second Most Wanted Kidnap Kingpin In Nasarawa Forest

Second Most Wanted Abuja Kidnap Kingpin Arrested by Police

The Nigeria police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja said they have arrested the second most wanted kidnapper, Samaila Wakili Fafa, popularly known as Habu Ibrahim in the Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State.

This arrest was made public by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, in a statement on Tuesday, noting that Samaila is the second of two wanted kidnappers, on whom the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike had placed a N20 million bounty.

Second Most Wanted Abuja Kidnap Kingpin Arrested by Police
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The statement reads in part, “The operatives of the FCT Police Command, in a continued effort against banditry in FCT and its environs, on February 24, 2024 at about 7:05 PM, acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State and arrested one Samaila Wakili Fafa A.K.A Habu Ibrahim, a kidnap kingpin who has been on the wanted list of the Command for a long time and bounty placed on his head by the Hon. Minister FCT.

“The suspect is one of the two kidnappers the Honorable Minister FCT placed bounty on, as the other one namely Saidu Abdulkadir A.K.A Dahiru Adamu, had earlier been arrested by the Command.

“He confessed that his syndicate masterminded and executed several kidnappings in FCT and its environs, including the abduction of Barr. Chris Agidy, the legal aide to Senator Ned Nwoko and Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti Village who were later killed by them. Samaila Wakili further led police operatives to where the remains of Barr. Chris Agidy is. The remains were recovered and deposited in Gwagwalada General Hospital.”

“While investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to combat crime and criminality in all its manifestations and to ensure safety of residents. He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352,” the statement added.

REPORT AFRIQUE, mid January, had reported the arrest of another Kidnap kingpin, Philip Okoye in by the police in Abuja. Chinaza Philip Okoye at the Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) base, Guzape, Federal Capital Territory on January 21, 2024.

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