Police arrest four suspected killers of retired army general in Abuja

Our reporter/ The federal capital territory (FCT) police command on Monday said it has arrested four suspected killers of Uwem Udokwere, a retired brigadier-general.

The suspects allegedly killed Udokwere on Saturday morning at an estate in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Benneth Igweh, FCT police commissioner, who made the disclosure at a press briefing, said two suspected members of the group are at large.

The suspects include Ibrahim Rabiu, 33; Nafiu Jamil, 33; Aliyu Abdullahi, 47; and Mohammed Nuhu, 28.

Igweh said the command also arrested kidnappers terrorising the FCT.

According to him, on May 6, officers acting on intelligence arrested Isa Mohammed, 30 (an escapee of Kuje prison break in 2022), and his brother, Nasiru Mohammed, also known as Danger.

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The commissioner said the suspects are members of the “kidnapping syndicate” who kidnapped 17 people in an estate in the Dei Dei area of the FCT and collected a “huge ransom” before releasing the victims.

The FCT police boss said several informants and logistics suppliers to kidnappers were arrested, while weapons were also recovered from them.

He said the informants include Sunday Musa, also known as Dan Gwari, 30; Ruqqaya Ibrahim, 41; Musa Idris, aka Dogo, 20; Aminu Ibrahim; Zainnu Abubakar, 30; and Yahaya Abubakar, 20.

The police commissioner further said on June 18 and 19, operatives of the command attached to Utako and Kubwa police divisions, in a joint operation in Agena, Abaji, and Chikara, Kogi state bordering FCT, arrested Umar Adamu, aka Walejo, 42; and Abdulrahman Abubakar, aka Juli, 35.

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He said Adamu is a “notorious and wanted informant and logistic supplier to bandits”.

“He supplies ammunition to kidnappers in Nasarawa, Abuja, Kogi, and Kaduna state. He is also the commander of the Fulani Miyetti vigilante in Abuja,” the police commissioner said.

Igweh said Abubakar was arrested in connection with the alleged kidnapping along the Abuja/Kogi road, where travelling Hummer buses were hijacked and the occupants kidnapped.

The commissioner said the suspects will soon be charged in court.


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