By Elohor Igbru, Abuja
Ladies and gentlemen, residents of the federal capital territory Abuja, you may now sleep easy as wanted kidnapper, who had terrorised the FCT and its neighbouring states have been killed by the operatives of the Special Intervention Squad deployed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun.
Mai Gemu also known as Godara was killed in the Bwari forest alongside two of his lieutenants after a fiery fight with the law enforcement agents.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed the development in Abuja on Friday during the parade of about 20 criminal suspects arrested for various offences across the country.
Adejobi said: “We’ve recorded another significant stride towards fortifying the security landscape in the Federal Capital Territory following the recent launch of the Special Intervention Squad under the command of the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun.
“The SIS, in the early hours of Friday neutralises one of the most wanted kidnap kingpins, Mai Gemu aka Godara and two other members of his gang in an exchange of gunfire in the Bwari area of Abuja in a forest linking Abuja with Kaduna State.”
The police confirmed that its Special Intervention Squad had taken over a major route in Usafa, Bwari Area Council, used by bandits to transport their victims out of Abuja into neighbouring states of Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, and Kogi.
The FCT SIS Commander, Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igwe confirmed the development last Saturday when a team of armed policemen and crime reporters stormed the bushy and hilly parts of Ushafa community as SIS operatives mounted guards to flush out bandits.