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Wike Offers N20 Million Bounty on Abuja’s Most Wanted Kidnappers

Wike Offers N20 Million Bounty on Abuja's Most Wanted Kidnappers

Nyesom Wike, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration, has offered a reward of N20 million for any information leading to the capture of two wanted kidnappers, Dahiru Adamu and Abu Ibrahim. These individuals, hailing from Niger State, are known for their involvement in various kidnapping incidents in Abuja, including the abduction of two defence personnel from an Army Estate.

The suspects are also implicated in the killing of a district head in Abuja and the abduction of residents in areas like Kabusa and Kutu. Wike announced this bounty during a meeting with the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igweh, at the FCT Police Command Headquarters in Garki, Abuja, where 23 criminal suspects were paraded.

Among those arrested were seven members of Dahiru and Abu’s kidnapping gang, identified as Usman Muhazu, Aliyu Muhammed, Auwal Lahiru, Rabiu Sani, Madina Abubakar, Jonah Elimelechi, and Saminu Idris.

Wike noted that his administration would not give criminals breathing space just as they’ve not been giving FCT residents breathing space.

“You’re still looking for two amongst them, right? Okay, I will put money on them. I have placed a N20 million bounty on the two of them. Anyone who finds them would get the N20 million,” the minister said.

“Fish them out, dead or alive. We will not give them breathing space just as they’ve not been giving us breathing space,” the Minister added.

Speaking earlier, the police boss noted that the seven suspects were arrested in Pyankasa, Tudun Wada, and Ketti village, by a combined team of operatives of the Utako Divisional Headquarters and the Anti-Kidnapping team, following credible intelligence.

“However, we are still looking for two remaining members of the gang, Dahiru Adamu and Abu Ibrahim whose wives were arrested while they were about to receive a N9 million ransom on behalf of their husbands who are on the run,” the Commissioner stated.

“Members of this gang of kidnappers who have been giving the FCT sleepless nights and are on the wanted list of the command for a long time, have now been arrested. They are responsible for the kidnapping of five victims in Federal Mortgage Housing Estate, Kabusa, three persons at Ketti village, Fulani residence of Alhaji Sani, the abduction of a woman and her gate man in Kabusa Estate, one Mr Sunday Zakwai and four others. They equally killed a district head. And two staff members were kidnapped at the Defence Estate, Kabusa.”

During the parade, the CP noted that a total of 23 suspects were arrested, while N9 million, six AK-47 rifles, bulletproof vests, and a locally-fabricated walkie-talkie, were recovered from them.

Igweh added that a total of 23 suspects, including one-chance criminals, and eight notorious armed robbers, were arrested, while N9million, six AK-47 rifles, bulletproof vests, and a locally-fabricated walkie-talkie, were recovered from them.

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