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FCT Police arrest 7 suspected cultists, other criminals in Abuja

ABUJA, Nigeria – The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested seven suspects over cultism, armed robbery and kidnapping in Kabusa, Bwari, Kwali, Gwagwalada and Abaji axis of the territory.

NAN reports that the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

She said the suspects were arrested during different coordinated intelligence operations in January.

Yusuf said exhibits recovered from the suspects are six locally-fabricated pistols, eight unexpended cartridges, one saw, one hammer, one cutlass and one jackknife.

She said two of the suspects were arrested over armed robbery and attempted kidnapping of their victim along Abaji axis.

According to her, exhibits recovered from the two suspects are one mobile phone, a cash sum of N60,000 belonging to their victim and two cutlasses.

She also said the suspects would be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigations.

Yusuf enjoined FCT residents to remain calm, law-abiding and comply with all COVID-19 regulations.

She pledged the unflinching commitment of the command to the protection of the lives and property of FCT residents.

The PPRO urged residents to call the command on 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883 for distress, emergency or report of suspicious movements.

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