The FCT police command and the military this morning, June 14, foiled a simultaneous attack carried out on both Abaji Divisional Police headquarters and First Bank PLC in Abaji by a gang of fifteen armed men who attacked with dynamites in an attempt to rob the bank.


However, the security forces engaged the armed robbers in a fierce gun battle, which forced them to scamper to safety with various degrees of bullet wounds.


The security forces succeeded in apprehending three suspects, namely, Usman (surname yet unknown), who was reported to be the gang leader, Nuhu Musa, 41’m’ of Kogi State; and Muhammed Aminu, 25’m’ of Abaji, with grave degrees of bullet injuries.

A yet-to-be-identified suspect was set ablaze by an irate mob at the scene after being neutralized by the security forces.

One police operative and the gang leader hit by bullets during the gun duel, were rushed to the hospital.


However, the doctor on duty confirmed them dead, while others are still receiving treatment.

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The spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, who confirmed the arrest, said while search operation is ongoing to apprehend fleeing suspects with bullet injuries, the commissioner of police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, lauds the effectiveness of the combined operation and reaffirms the command’s unflinching commitment to ensuring that FCT remains inhabitable for criminals.


Also, she noted that the safety of the residents of FCT is non-negotiable.

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