Officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have fatally shot Isa Dei-Dei, a notorious bandit and kidnapper, in a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to a statement by Muyiwa Adejobi, the force spokesperson, the police received intelligence about the hideout of a notorious bandit group in the FCT on Monday.
Upon arrival at the scene, the bandits attempted to flee, prompting a fierce gun battle between them and the police operatives.
“In the process, the notorious Isa Dei-Dei was neutralized while other members of the syndicate managed to escape with gunshot injuries,” Adejobi said.
The force spokesperson urged the public, especially medical practitioners, to report anyone seen with gunshot injuries to the police.
Recently, there has been an increase in kidnappings in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.
On January 2, bandits abducted Mansur Al-Kadriyar and his six daughters from their residence in Zuma 1, Bwari area of Abuja. The bandits later released the father but held onto the daughters, demanding ransom.
On January 21, the remaining five girls were released after spending 18 days in captivity.