The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has raided criminal hideouts along the Dei-Dei–Zuba axis of the territory and arrested 307 suspects.
This was announced at a briefing by the FCT Commissioner of Police (CP), Benneth Igweh on Monday in Abuja.
Igweh said when he led the tactical team of the command on Sunday, there were 293 males and 14 females apprehended.
Igweh said the team was made up of personnel of the newly-inaugurated “Operation Velvet”, initiated to raid marked black spots in the territory.
According to the CP, the miscreants were arrested around “Gidan Dambe”, in the Dei-Dei-Zuba axis, where kidnappers from Niger, Kaduna, and other communities usually meet to relax.
He said one English Pistol with 15 rounds of live ammunition was recovered from one of the suspects who claimed to be personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Igweh said it recovered hard drugs, locally made pistols, motorcycles, illicit substances suspected to be Indian hemp, handsets of different types, and other dangerous weapons from the suspects.
He added that valuables suspected to have been stolen from innocent residents were also recovered.
Upon completion of screening and investigation, the suspects would be charged in court. Igweh warned those operating illegally “Gidan Dambe” in the FCT to desist from harbouring criminals or be ready to face the law.