Ex-Immigration officer, three others abducted in FCT

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Few hours after a Punch repoter, Okechukwu Nnodim, who was kidnapped by bandits at his residence in Kubwa last Wednesday was released, Abdulahi Rakieu, a former Assistant Comptroller-General of Immigration, and three other persons were abducted in the Tungan Maje area of Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory.

The abductors were said to have destroyed burglary irons in the houses of the victims and bundled them away.

While the police has nabbed six suspected kidnappers at Apo of the FCT, its spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, who confirmed the Tungan Maje abduction, said the officers have launched out operation in view of rescuing the retired immigration officer.

He revealed that the arrested suspects were captured while relocating persons kidnapped.


Frank Ozor, 26; Nweke Uche, 19; Chester Uzor, 25; Chukwu Bethrand, 27; Chukwu Samuel, 25; and Kelechi Ngene, 26; are the suspect arrested on Saturday.

Yusuf in a statement titled, ‘Police rescue victims, arrest six suspects’ said, “Further investigation led to the successful rescue of two other victims who identified the suspects,” she said in

“We have deployed covert and overt crime-fighting strategies to strengthen security across the Federal Capital Territory, especially in areas with rugged terrain.”

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