From Molly Kilete, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory(FCT), police command said it destroyed a suspected kidnapper routes and criminal hideout in Apo, a resettlement area in Abuja.

The operation led by the commissioner of police Benneth Igweh, stormed the hills and thick bushes surrounding Zone A and B of Apo-resettlement and its environs, at about 11 am, on April 1, to place some security measures in the area, as it is perceived to be kidnappers routes and criminal hideouts.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer Josephine Adeh, who made this known, said” The clearance operation involved burning of illegal structures and bushes surrounding the hills and the proactive deployment of police operatives for surveillance patrol, as the entry and exit routes to the hills has been adequately manned.

“The CP wishes to reiterate that it is no longer business as usual, noting that criminals who intend to disrupt the peace being enjoyed by the residents of FCT will be met with decisive action from the police.

“Residents are enjoined to be vigilant and take advantage of the Police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192